Estimating Profit from a Job

Profit always seems to get everyone's attention. The same is true during a lesson on estimation. Learners use given information to estimate the cost of supplies for a painting job. They then develop a strategy for estimating the profit from the job while considering the difference in the estimated and actual costs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson as a performance task for a unit on estimation and rounding
  • Review the pros and cons of rounding for estimation prior to the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an Internet connection to access the lesson video
Pros

  • Includes two variations of an assessment for differentiation
  • Adaptable to different grade levels
Cons

  • None
Common Core