Successive Discounts

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Compose discounts to find the final discount. Pupils investigate compositions by first looking at numerical representations of multiple discounts taken on a product. Learners develop functions for each discount and compose them to develop a single function with the discounts. Using a graphing calculators, bargain hunters graph their functions and relate the graphs to the initial problem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Relate composition to generating equivalent functions containing multiple steps
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know what a composition is and how to express it symbolically
  • Class members should be comfortable working with a graphing calculator
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