Real World Ratio and Rate Problem: Bianca’s Fifty Percent Solution

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Fifty percent off can still be quite expensive. Future consumers watch a video showing an irresponsible young shopper overspending in a 50 percent off sale. They then use store ads to calculate 10, 25, 50, and 75 percent discounts on items.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to bring in store ads or have them research sales online
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience with percents and discounts
  • Note that the resource refers to reductions rather than discounts
  • Informative lesson is part of the Math at the Core MS: Ratios series

Pros

  • Provides a set of discussion questions to use with the class
  • Includes handouts for the activity
Cons

  • None