DISCOUNT SCALAR MULTIPLICATION LESSON PLAN ACTIVITIES WORKSHEETS SKILLS BASIC TEACHING LEARNING SAMPLE EXAMPLE HELP WORK STUDENTS TEACHER CLASS EXERCISE ONLINE GUIDE ACTIVITY

 Students learn basic money math.

# DISCOUNTS AND SCALAR MULTIPLICATION

Students will learn to use discounts with scalar multiplication.

Teaching Objectives:

• Students will review discounts.
• Students will learn scalar multiplication.
• Students will use it to calculate discounts.

DISCOUNTS AND SCALAR MULTIPLICATION LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Discounts and Scalar Multiplication Lesson (see below for printable lesson).

Lesson Excerpt:

What is a discount?
A discount is a percentage off of a price.  You work with discounts all the time.  You calculate the sale price of an item when you shop at the mall or when you calculate how much money you are saving on several different products.

What is scalar multiplication?
Scalar multiplication is multiplication that involves a matrix.  A matrix is a way of organizing data in a set of brackets.  Companies often use matrices to look at a display of their annual sales or losses.  Other companies can use a matrix to organize pricing.  Then they can easily compare how their pricing has changed or hasn’t changed over time.

A matrix doesn’t need to be confusing. The easiest way to think about is as a way to organize data.

Here is an example of a matrix.

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 DISCOUNTS AND SCALAR MULTIPLICATION Printable lesson worksheet and activity.

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