       FRACTION DISCOUNT LESSON PLAN ACTIVITIES WORKSHEETS SKILLS BASIC TEACHING LEARNING SAMPLE EXAMPLE HELP WORK STUDENTS TEACHER CLASS EXERCISE ONLINE GUIDE ACTIVITY  Students learn basic money math. # AIRFARE COSTS AND DISCOUNTS

Students will use fractions to calculate discounts.

Teaching Objectives:

• Students will use fractions to calculate discounts.
• Students will use fractions to calculate sale prices.
• Students will use these skills when working with word problems.         AIRFARE COSTS AND DISCOUNTS LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Airfare Costs and Discounts Lesson (see below for printable lesson).

Lesson Excerpt:

Everyone loves when the airlines decide to offer their travelers a discount.

Many times these discounts can be calculated using percentages, and sometimes it makes more sense to calculate the discount using a fraction.

What is a fractional discount?
A fractional discount is when a percentage is converted from a percentage to a fraction.  We use the fraction to calculate the discount we are looking for.

Let’s look at an Example.
Example: United Airlines has decided to decrease all of their fares by 20% for the holidays.  If the cost of a flight from Boston to Tampa used to be \$450.00, what is the new price that travelers will pay with the discount?

Let’s work this through as a fractional discount.
First, we need to convert the percentage into a fraction.

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