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# COMPARISON SHOPPING

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When shopping, often you need to look at more than an items price, but other aspects as well.  This is called comparison shopping.  One thing you may look at is the amount of each item as well as the price.  If you have found an item that sells for less per unit, then you have discovered the better bargain!

 LESSON LEARNED   Comparison Shopping concepts.   What is a bargain?

 OTHER SKILLS REINFORCED Basic Math Division

 STUDENTS GRADE LEVELS   4+ Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Special Education

 LESSON PLAN ON COMPARISON SHOPPING Comparison shopping is shopping for bargains by comparing the prices of similar items or brands or comparing the prices at different stores.  To get a bargain, or get the best value, you must compare not only price, but quality as well. To compare price, if you are comparing a single item at two different stores, then it is simple:  the item with the lower price is likely the better deal (don't forget to compare store return policies, etc).  More difficult is if the price is different depending on the number of items you purchase:   Example:   Which is the better bargain? 2 pounds of bananas for \$1.00 OR 3 pounds of bananas for \$2.00? To find the answer, divide the cost by the amount to find the price per unit:   \$1.00 divided by 2  = .50 per Pound  This is the better bargain! \$2.00 divided by 3  = .67 per Pound     Besides price, you also need to compare quality.  If something is priced less, but the quality is not good, then the saying "you get what you pay for" may apply.  Unless you have someone that can give you advice, you need to make your own decisions if the item with lesser quality is a better deal than the item at a higher price.  For example, if two shirts are priced at \$20 and \$10, but the \$10 shirt shrinks and falls apart, then the \$10 shirt may actually be worthless.   Vocabulary: Comparison Shopping Best Deal Bargain Price Quality Estimate     Use the following worksheet to practice comparison shopping for items. Comparison Shopping Worksheet Instructions   Students answer questions on comparison shopping.  For each question, answer which choice is the better bargain.  An example and instructions are given on the worksheet.   This is a random word problem worksheet. You may choose a standard worksheet or customize the worksheet to your teaching needs.   To customize the worksheet, you have several selections.  Choose number of questions.  Single question worksheets make for good reviews or introductions.  Two different worksheet formats are available, single line format with picture (picture is optional) or box format.  Remove the picture or choose box format for older students. Also, you may customize this worksheet with the names of your students, or use random names, or mix student names with random names.   Make your selections, then press "Get Worksheet."

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