Middle schoolers practice using percents and spreadsheets to solve real-life problems. Students work with a partner on a spreadsheet activity and a Four Box Synetics problem as it relates to real-life situations.
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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
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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,...
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