Reflection: Checks for Understanding Markup and Markdown Review - Are you paying more or less? - Section 3: Summary


During the summary time, I had a student ask "how can you tell when it is just a percent?"  I find that students struggle when the problems are all mixed up.  To answer his question, I asked him a question - how do you know when it is a mark up, or a mark down?  He responded by giving me key words and examples.  As he was rattling off tax, tip, sale, .... he said - "so when these words aren't there, and it says something like "how many students wear sneakers" then it is just a percent.  Precisely.  I told him there is no cut and dry formula, but that he needs to read and understand what the problem is asking to be able to determine what he needs to do.  We will see how he does on the test...

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Markup and Markdown Review - Are you paying more or less?

Unit 3: Percents
Lesson 9 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to solve a variety of problems involving markup and markdown.

Big Idea: Kaboom! Don't choose the wrong pumpkin and have your team's score wiped clean! Practice your percent skills while having fun in this lesson.

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