Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems

Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
Are you a Smart Shopper? - Real Life Percent Problems
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Do your students complain that the math they learn in school never applies to the "real world"? This worksheet is a perfect way for them to learn how "regular" people like their parents and neighbors use math on a daily basis when shopping. There are 8 different world problems that ask the students to compare different coupons that are sent to them. The basic topic is calculating percents but it forces them to figure it out in the context of a real life scenario. Each problem has multiple steps and is secretly set up to be similar to the open-ended standardized test question where they have to show work and explain their answer.

A full detailed answer key is included and can be printed for the students as well.

Lesson Tip:
I would suggest using this worksheet as a culminating activity to a unit on percents. It would not be great for an introductory lesson. In the past I have brought in actual Macy's coupons or various store coupons to show them that these scenarios are realistic. For one activity I offered them a challenge percent question as their "exit slip" and offered them coupons from their favorite local restaurants. This is a great way for them to see real life coupons and percentages in action!

If you find this worksheet helpful I would appreciate any positive feedback you would be willing to leave. Thanks and happy teaching!


Are you a Smart Shopper? Percents in the Real World. by Dana Burrows is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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