# Christmas Math Activity Percent of Change

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### Description

Christmas and/or holiday activity for math class! In this holiday-themed activity, students practice calculating percent of change presented as tax, discount, gratuity, interest, percent decrease, fee, markup, and commission. Students travel in pairs to eight stations as they practice calculating percent of change. Students may be asked to find the percent, the entire amount, or selected value. Half of the stations are set up as word problems and half of the stations contain less vocabulary and are presented in an outline form with the important information. All numbers are "friendly," so calculators can be used but are not necessary.

Procedure:
-You can either set up the 8 stations at groups of desks or tape the stations to the walls around the room. Either way keep the images that are alike together.
-Pair students up. Assign one partner to be “A” and one to be “B.” They should record their assignment in the top right hand corner of their workspace.
-Students travel to each station as a pair. They each complete one problem based on their letter assignment. Although they are each solving a different problem, they can check to see if they are correct because they should have matching answers.
-Students neatly copy the original problem and show their work in the stations workspace.
-Once they complete their problem and confirm their answer matches their partner’s answer, then they check the key to find the answer and write the corresponding letter in the small box in the right hand corner of the workspace. The list of answers in the key represents both correct answers and answers that correspond to common mathematical errors.
-Students continue to go to all 8 stations. You can either allow students to move freely around the room in any order or set a timer and have students all rotate at the same time. Each station should take about 2-3 minutes.
-In the end, they should unscramble the letters to find the mystery word. They share this mystery word with you to confirm that their work is complete. The mystery word is ORNAMENT. I allow those students who finish first to help other students complete the activity.

Included in this product:
-8 stations (each with 2 problems with the same result)
-2-page workspace
-2-page Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objectives, materials, and procedure

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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### Standards

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Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.

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