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Sep 23, 2015 - elmers school glue

With the start of the new school year, I’m sure many families were out and about shopping for much needed stationary supplies amongst other things. We didn’t need to do much shopping given that I’m such a stationary hog. Gosh, I LOVE all that stuff. I can’t even tell you how many new packages of neat pens I have at home that have yet to see the light of day.

Of course, I couldn’t resist at least one trip to the store just to see if there might be something we should pick up and my child came home with this bottle of Elmer’s school glue.

Now, today’s post is not about the glue itself. Instead, it’s a hidden math lesson.

You see, we spotted this bottle of Elmer’s school glue. It was a decent price so we held on to it. As we browsed the aisles, we then found the Elmer’s school glue in various sizes. All the prices looked decent that we couldn’t really determine which one was the best value until we did a little math.

As it turns out, the biggest bottle wasn’t the best price. The smallest bottle certainly wasn’t a good deal. In this case, the bottle in the middle was the best value which is a little unexpected. When we did the math, the cost for 150mL was a much better deal than our other two options. - elmers school glue

I mean usually we consumers are wired to think that ‘bigger must be a better value’ and in most cases it is but not this time. My big kid was part of the math problem solving so had a hands on lesson demonstrating math’s importance in the big wide world (another benefit to buying this bottle of school glue).

Lesson learned: smart consumers always do math! - elmers school glueReminder: this post was written by and for only. If you see this post anywhere else except on my site at, know that I have not consented to having any part of this post (or this website for that matter), to be re-produced, copied, or re-printed anywhere else. Practice ethical posting!

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