Suggested Discount Lesson Plan
for this Worksheet
Teach your students the concept of a discount.
A discount is when an item is purchased at a
price less than the regular price. This is also known
as on
sale. For a discount, often a percentage of the regular price, or
the discount percentage, is deducted from the regular price.
The lower price is also known as the discounted price.
When you are interested in buying an item, it
often makes sense to wait until the item is on sale, or offered at
a discount. This way you can save your money. Some
stores offer discounts every day. However, besides checking
the items price, you should also check the items quality, since
there may be a reason you are getting the item at a discount.
To calculate the discount, you multiply the
discount percent times the regular price.
Example:
A book regularly sells for $10. It is now
discounted by 20%. What is the discount? What is the
sale price?
Regular Price = $10
Discount = 20%
Step 1. Change the percentage to a
decimal by dropping the percentage and moving the decimal two
places to the left.
Step 2. Multiply the regular price by the
decimal from step 1. This discount is $2.00
Step 3. Subtract the discount from the
regular price. $10  $2 = $8. The sales price is $8.00
Questions for discussion:
Why is a discount better than paying the
regular price?
Why should you wait for a sale?
Why would you not wait for a sale?
Is it always a better deal to buy an item at a
discount? What else must you consider?
Vocabulary:
Discount
Regular Price
Sales Price
Percentage off
Cheap
Deals
Bargain
Quality
