# Write It Wednesday Percent Total Cost

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## Objective

SWBAT write a complete answer to an extended-response question involving cost including sales tax.

#### Big Idea

You can write it, can you do the math?

## Launch

5 minutes
• POD

As students enter the room, they will have a seat, take out their Problem of the Day (POD) sheet and begin to work on the question on the SMARTboard. The POD allows students to use MP 3 continually based on the discussions we have about the problem each day.

• Learning Target

The target for the day is also on the SMARTboard each day when students enter the room.  The target for today’s lesson is for students to simplify expressions they are given.

The previous lesson introduced students to the concept of writing a complete answer to an extended response question. Today, students will actually answer a question related to the unit we are studying. The POD will provide the basis for the classwork and the discussion.

Drew wants to buy shoes that  costs \$140 and the sales tax  is 7%. What is the total cost of  the shoes?

## Explore

30 minutes

Students will work through the steps we use for Write It Wednesday

1. Respond to the Write It Wednesday question