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 Students learn basic consumer money math.

PERCENTAGES AND MONEY: CALCULATING THE PERCENT OF A DISCOUNT

Students will learn to calculate the percent of a discount.

Teaching Objectives:

• Students will learn to write an equation to calculate the % of a discount.

• Students will solve for this percentage.

• Students will apply this information to word problems.

CALCULATING THE PERCENT OF A DISCOUNT LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Calculating the Percent of a Discount Lesson (see below for printable lesson).

Lesson Excerpt:

What do we mean when we talk about the percent of a discount?

If we know the amount of a discount and an original price, can we figure out the percent of the discount?

The percent of the discount is the percentage that the discount is of the original price.

That may seem a little wordy. Let’s look at it another way that may seem easier to apply. Here is an example:

Example
What % of 70 is 28?

First, we want to write an equation to solve this.

x represents our missing %
of means to multiply
because “of” is next to 70 we are multiplying the unknown times 70
is becomes =
Our result is 28.

Continued...

Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

 CALCULATING THE PERCENT OF A DISCOUNT Printable lesson worksheet and activity.

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