Students are introduced to the concept of figuring out the cost of an item based on the unit price;how much per ounce, per pound, per gallon, etc. They discover what a "real deal" is.
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Gas Mileage: Which is a Better Buy?
Use different types of cars and compare their fuel efficiency to introduce the concept of unit rate. Using real-world examples gives your young learners a way to connect with the lesson. There are pictures of five different types of cars...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Ratios of Fractions and Their Unit Rates 2
Remodeling projects require more than just a good design — they involve complex fractions, too. To determine whether a tiling project will fit within a given budget pupils calculate the square footage to determine the number of tiles...
7th Math CCSS: Designed
Ratios and Proportional Relationship
This comprehensive unit on proportional thinking is an excellent resource for any middle-school math class, whether added wholesale to the curriculum or used to supplement existing material. Lead-in problems and activities culminate in a...
5th - 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
Hospitality and Tourism 2: Costing
The lesson plan provides a richly detailed narrative and sample problems for teaching or reinforcing how to work with percentages. In particular, your audience will compute the costs per serving of food and simulate setting menu prices...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed