Combining Coupons

Everyone likes to save money! Use your math skills to figure out just how much you can save on a pair of sweet shoes. A vendor is running a percent off sale, with a percent off coupon, and a specific dollar amount coupon—and lets you use all three discounts! As a unique touch, the the actual store receipt shows the final cost of the shoes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate during a unit on percents and ratios
  • Form collaborative groups to analyze the problem and offer solution methods
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should know how to find the percent of a whole
Pros

  • Includes scans of sample pupil responses
  • Presents a question with multiple correct solutions and solution methods
Cons

  • None
Common Core