This is a mini lesson and practice worksheet for percent increase and decrease. Students use real-world scenarios involving taxes, sales, and population change to calculate percent of change. This activity is from the Financial Literacy: First Steps unit.
"Financial Literacy: First Steps" is designed to develop students' basic knowledge of some of the life skills our students will need when they deal with the real economic world. Our unit includes personal budgeting, needs versus wants, wages, banking, taxes, and protecting one's personal financial resources. At the conclusion of the study, students will know the finances of employment, how to apply reliable information and systematic decision-making to personal financial decisions, and recognize and accept differences among peers' values and attitudes about money.
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Unit Agenda: Can Money Go Up in Smoke?; Heady Percents; Fractions-Decimals-Percents; Intro to Really Large Numbers; Itemized Spending Log; Journal; Days of Interest Notes; Number Line Creations; Payments/Bonuses; Price of Gasoline; Transaction Ledger