Students create their own business incorporating their learning of markups and discounts. Students markup items they get from a distributor, discount the items for their grand opening, and create an ad for their first big sale. Includes:
We have used this in our building for a few years with success. It models the close reading strategies done in ILA but with a math twist. They work for many different types of story problems and provide students with great scaffolding.
A fellow 7th grade teacher and I used this to review for our state testing. The teacher and I had two competitions running from this unit. The first was for the best score within our classes. The second was teacher versus teacher. We found the