Percent Shopping Project…and some good news!

What a week this has been crazy/awesome! My boyfriend has a new, ADORABLE nephew (coming from someone who is maybe a little scared of newborns…haha oops) and….wait for it….I got a new job for next year!! I actually was offered three different positions at Catholic schools and chose a wonderful middle school math and science position out on the North Shore of LI! It’s 4 different science classes and 2 different math classes a day, but I am excited for a new challenge. I will obviously be prepping ALL summer! I really want to seriously start doing interactive science notebooks. Any links, book suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!

We have been super busy in class this week working on percents of numbers with both my 6th and 7th graders. My 7th graders created a percent shopping project that they LOVED. Each student brought in 5 pictures of items for their “store” and made a flier with original prices and percents off. On their answer key, they solved to find the sale prices.

The students put their desks in a big circle and put the fliers on display. The students walked around and chose 5 items to buy. They then solved to find the sale price and calculate how much they spent and saved.

All in all it was a fun activity and the students did a great job. Click on the picture below to download the PDF.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

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6 responses to “Percent Shopping Project…and some good news!

  1. Love this idea!! Can’t wait to do it in my classroom. Also, CONGRATS on the new job.

  2. Congrats on your new job!! That is crazy that our schools are almost the same! How do you like teaching at a Catholic school? Mine is definitely different than any public school!

  3. Love this idea! I can’t wait to use it! Congrats on your new job!

  4. What a great project! My 5th graders are going to love it…as we are studying percents now. Thank you for sharing…and congratulations on the new position!!!!!! That is so awesome!

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

  5. Just wondering if you had a rubric that goes along with this project. I love the idea and plan on using it!

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