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Students learn basic consumer money math.

 

 


PERCENTAGES AND MONEY:
CALCULATING SALES TAX

Students will learn to calculate sales tax.


Teaching Objectives:

  • Students will learn to calculate the amount of a sales tax.
  • Students will use that sales tax to calculate a new cost.

Suggested Grades:

Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade

 
 

 

CALCULATING SALES TAX LESSON PLAN

 


Teaching Materials

  • Lesson - Calculating Sales Tax Lesson (see below for printable lesson).


Lesson Excerpt:

Many states in the United States have a sales tax.

How can we calculate a sales tax?
First, we need to think about what a sales tax actually is.
A sales tax is an extra amount of money beyond the original price.
If you think about it this way, a sales tax is the opposite of a discount.

How is a sales tax different from a discount?
A sales tax and a discount have some things in common. They also have some things that are different.

            Both are percentages.
            Both are calculated the same way.
            A discount is subtracted from the original price.
            A sales tax is added to the original price.

How can we calculate a sales tax?

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CALCULATING SALES TAX

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