At my school, there's a huge push to improve reading and writing skills by doing more writing across all subjects. So, I created this worksheet to have students explain their math in words rather than just numbers.
Too often students tell me they "just did the math" because they can't really verbalize each step. This worksheet gives them practice to explain their brain.
I recommend students have a partner to discuss with before they start writing. It helps clarify their thoughts and processes before writing down what could end up gibberish.
The questions involve finding discount, tax, tip, and the better deal given a situation. There are only 4 questions.