** This resource is included in the Bundle - Percent Increase and Percent Decrease
In this activity, students solve word problems on task cards that require students to find the percent discount, markup, tip, or tax. This resource includes 24 task cards. (Of the 6 tax questions, 4 cards are about sales tax and 2 cards are about income tax.) A few cards require students to read a table or graphic to obtain the necessary information. Some cards give students the dollar amount of the discount, markup, tip, or tax; some cards give students the total amount after the discount, markup, tip, or tax is applied.
This activity has a self-checking component. Each card’s answer matches the answer on another card. After completing all problems, students match the cards that have the same answer.
The resource is organized so that you can use all 24 cards together OR you can divide the cards into 2 sets of 12 cards. Cards A through L are one set of 12; Cards M through X are another set of 12. The two sets are differentiated. Cards M through X are a bit more challenging because some answers involve tenths of a percent. This set also requires students to work through more misconceptions.
This activity can be completed by individual students or in small groups. Some ways the resource could be implemented are:
1) Laminated cards with dry erase markers – students complete the work on the card
2) Cut and paste activity – students complete in their math notebooks
3) Card sort activity – students work out the answers on a record sheet (included).
This resource includes instructions, 24 task cards, an answer key for all cards with a list of the matches, and student record sheets for Cards A through L and Cards M through X.
For additional practice with percent increase and decrease, you might also be interested in Dominoes - Percent of Change (Percent Increase or Decrease)
Stations - Applying Percent Increase and Decrease
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