Tax, Commissions, Fees, and Other Real-World Percent Problems

Pupils work several real-world problems that use percents in the 11th portion of a 20-part series. The problems contain percents involved with taxes, commissions, discounts, tips, fees, and interest. Scholars use the equations formed for these problems to see the connection between percent problems and proportional reasoning problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the lesson with the class brainstorming where they see percentages in their daily lives
  • Use information gained from previous percent lessons to create groups with students on the same level of understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be fluent with solving basic percent problems
Pros

  • Uses multiple representations within the problem set
  • The answer keys show the work
Cons

  • None
Common Core