In this project, students will use their knowledge of percents, discounts, taxes, and percent change to make a good purchase. Students will work collaboratively to prepare a presentation where they will interview to become a personal shopper! Included are three different scenarios for the groups to analyze. Students will make a poster showing the mathematics behind their decision, and make a verbal argument as to why they should be chosen as the personal shopper.
Not only do students get to practice their math skills, but they learn a very valuable interpersonal lesson on how to work with others and communicate clearly. Students will also have the opportunity to practice interviewing for a job, a skill that they will need to develop for future employment.