Chichester restaurant helps school with maths

Youngsters at Manor Infant School and Nursery celebrate with headteacher Ashley Howard, centre. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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A RESTAURANT is helping pupils with their maths by supplying menus which have fractions as part of the pricing.

The Boat House, in Chichester, has made the menus for maths challenges with items listed as £7½.

The idea was thought of when Julia Powell, a teacher at Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School, visited the restaurant and asked if she could take a menu to form the basis of a maths lesson.

She said: ‘The class loved using the menu to convert fractions into decimal numbers. We chose an order of some of the food and tried to add the prices up as fractions.’