Pupils determine various ways to find the best price for a product they need or want to purchase. Using sale catalogs and mathematic principles, they calculate the prices of items purchased from several different stores.
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Comparison Shopping: Getting the Most for Your Money
Who isn't interested in shopping for food? Set up two markets in your math class: HalfFoods and DJ's, then send the kids off to compare prices. Occasionally throw a discount into the mix! Through this experience, seventh graders practice...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Practical Problems Involving Decimals
After discussing decimals and "going shopping" in the classroom, young mathematicians are given four practical word problems that require them to estimate their answers, given specific information. The highlight of the lesson is having...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Tape Diagram Solutions to Algebraic Solutions
Learners solve vacation equations with tape in a lesson that uses tape diagrams to aid in the understanding of the algebraic steps used to solve two-step linear equations. Groups work together to solve seven scenarios involving a family...
7th Math CCSS: Designed
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Comparison Shopping
Helping adolescents make sound financial choices with effective, accurate cost comparisons is especially important considering how much marketing is directed their way. Make use of varied technology to keep them engaged: text polling,...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed