Dueling Discounts

What a bargain—an informative, free resource! Given prices of several objects, learners determine whether 20 percent off or $20 off would be a better bargain. They use the results to come up with a generalization of the situation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as a group activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have experience with percent applications
  • It is advantageous if scholars have familiarity with coupons and discounts
Pros

  • Easy to download and print 
  • Includes suggestions (teacher notes) throughout lesson
Cons

  • Access to images is inconvenient, as each image must be accessed separately
Common Core