In this activity, students will solve consumer word problems with discount, tax, tip, markup, and commission. This percent applications activity can be used as review of the topic, practice after a lesson, or review before an assessment. Students can work alone or with a partner.
With this trail, students begin at any poster on the trail. Students record their work on the Trail Record Sheet (included). Students solve the equation that is at the bottom of the poster. The answer will be at the top of a different poster on the trail. That will be their next stop. Regardless of where students begin, they will make a full loop back to the poster where they started. Some teachers may refer to this type of activity as a scavenger hunt.
This set includes instructions, an answer key, a student record sheet, and 3 trails (8 questions each) with different types of problems to differentiate for your students.
* Trail: Discount, Tax, Tip, Markup, Commission #1 features word problems that require students to find the amount of discount, tax, tip, markup, commission, or the resulting total.
* Trail: Discount, Tax, Tip, Markup, Commission #2 features multistep consumer word problems. Problems include purchasing multiple items and applying multiple percents (2 discounts, discount and tax, etc.).
* Trail: Discount, Tax, Tip, Markup, Commission #3 features word problems that require students to find the original amount if given the discount, tax, tip, markup, commission, or the final price.
The zip file will give you a pdf file of each trail to preserve the formatting and a pptx file so that you can modify the problems to meet your students' needs.
Each trail is also available separately from my store.
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