This is a multi-day activity to use in the math classroom to practice finding percent of a number in real-world situations. Students will go "shopping" in the classroom and need to figure the cost of an item that's on sale. They will also need to figure how many items they can purchase, including tax without spending more money than they have. Students will also go out to lunch to a local restaurant and figure tax and tip.
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There is some teacher set-up required. The teacher using this lesson will need to have items to "buy" for three different shopping isles. (at least 4 items for the discount shopping section, multiple items for the grocery shopping section, multiple items for a shopping spree section, and copies of a menu from a favorite restaurant) All items that are for sale will need to be labeled with a price and a sale percent off. For my classroom, I use as many empty boxes as I can, each year I flatten them and keep them in a filing cabinet until the following year.