The purpose of the Furniture Sale – 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 use multiplication and division with rational numbers to solve a multi-step real world percentage problem. Students will calculate multiple percentages of decrease while demonstrating their ability to calculate the original price, the discounted price, the amount of discount, and the percentage of discount. prove why four 25% discounts do not equal a 100% discount. Students will exhibit competence with math content standards 7.RP.1, 7.RP.3, 7.NS.1.d, 7.NS.3 and mathematical practices standards MP1, MP2 and MP6.
The following downloads are included with this task:
- Instructions for teachers
- Furniture Sale – SBAC Performance Task (6 versions)
- Furniture Sale – Answer Key (6 versions)