Percent of Change: What's the Deal?

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It's time for a markdown—or a markup! Pupils imagine that they are in charge of generating a price sheet for a retail store. Working in groups, they determine the percent increase or decrease of the prices. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Find ads in the newspaper to determine percent changes
  • Research careers that would work with percentages
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with finding percents
  • The lesson is the fifth of 10 that connect mathematics and careers
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Pros

  • Focuses on retail careers
  • Worksheet includes an answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core