Here is a fun PowerPoint activity with a holiday theme to use in December. In this lesson, students will be shopping for gifts, calculating sales commission, and determining the amount of weight lost by Santa! The lesson involves solving percentage problems with proportions. Next, you will be solving the same problem using mental math.
Handouts coincide with the presentation which enables the students to work along to complete the proportions and apply mental math skills.
Two full page handouts will be included to review "Shortcuts with Percents."
This lesson is an extension of two other lessons: Percent Problems Solved using Proportions and Handouts / Percents: Mental Shortcuts with Percents.