The purpose of the Back to School Shopping – SBAC Performance Task is to familiarize students with math performance tasks in preparation for standardized testing. This task has a multitude of applications. There are six versions of the task, each has the same context but different numbers. You can use these as class activities, proficiency practice, or quizzes.
This task gives students an opportunity to develop, describe and solve multi-step real world problems involving variables, rational numbers, and percentages. Students will describe the steps necessary to solve a real world shopping problem using expressions and equations. Pupils will calculate multiple percentages of decrease to determine the cost of desired items, how many items can be purchased based on available finances, and then verify the amount of change the shopper should expect. Students will exhibit competence with math content standards 7.EE.1, 7.EE.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4.a, 7.RP.3, and mathematical practices standards MP1, MP2 and MP6.
The following downloads are included with this project:
- Instructions for teachers
- Back to School Shopping – SBAC Performance Task (6 versions)
- Back to School Shopping – Answer Key (6 versions)