Students work in groups to calculate discounts, tax, and not overspend while shopping. Groups are given an amount to spend, a few "coupons" or discounts, and can choose from real-life items to purchase. Students calculate their discount, their total spent, and find the sales tax on the items they purchased.
TEKS addressed: 7.4D, 7.3B, 7.13F, 7.13A
This activity helps students:
Apply their knowledge of percents by calculating discounts and tax (7.4D)
Practice operations with rational numbers (7.3B)
Analyze and compare monetary incentives (7.13F)
Calculate the sales tax for a given purchase (7.13A)