This hands-on activity provides students with a cooperative learning experience through a real-life application using rational number operations. The activity asks students to purchase the materials needed to make superhero capes for the school drama club. Students need to measure, convert from inches to yards, estimate, deal with multiple unit prices, finding discounts, and calculating subtotals, sales tax, final prices and amounts saved. The activity can be used as a review of operations involving fractions, decimals, and percents (including calculating sales tax and discounts). My students number one comment after this activity was that it was harder than doing a typical worksheet, but was so much fun (plus they understood the what and why).
Check out these other great resources in my store:
Rational Number PowerPoint
I'd love to have you follow my TpT Store! Just click on the green star next to my name at TPT. When you follow me you get:
*notified of whenever I have a sale
*notified of new and free products