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# Shopping with Decimals and Percent Increase/Decrease Round Up

Recently on the 4mulaFun Facebook page, I asked everyone what math concept their students are struggling with. One stood out to me – decimals and percent increase/decrease. I immediately thought of doing a round-up of resources available online just for that concept – but with a fun “math in real life” twist – SHOPPING!

Here we go!

Send your students on a shopping spree, and help them to master decimal concepts without even realizing it because they’re having so much fun!

Everyone loves to party, but many kids don’t understand all that goes into party planning! Teach them life skills and decimals at the same time.

This decimals activity has word problems where students subtract with money!

This packet includes three different activities that reinforce real-world concepts of rounding, adding, subtracting, and estimating sums and differences of decimals and whole numbers!

This in-class project provides students with a fun way to put their fraction, decimal and equation writing/solving skills to work in a fun, real world scenario.

Lemonade Stands are a part of growing up! In this project, kids will be given a budget to purchase supplies for their lemonade stand.

A seasonal party planning activity – help your students learn decimals while they plan a classroom holiday party!

This percent increase and decrease set of practice problems involve lots of money-based scenarios for mastering decimals!

Did your students love the set above? Here’s another set of practice problems for percent increase & decrease in the same format!

In this activity, students will practice solving problems related to discount, mark-up, sales tax, tip, percent increase, and percent decrease as they move through 10 stations. The answers they get will generate a funny story about their teacher.

This is a coloring activity that allows the student to practice multiple step percent problems. They need to find the percent discount, commission, use sales tax and find percent change.

This is a set of 20 task cards to practice the concept of percents and real-world problems. The problems cover sales tax, discount, and tip and several problems include more than one step.

This brightly illustrated book quickly presents several math concepts related to fractions, decimals, and percents. Using a county fair as a backdrop, the book discusses how to change a number in one form to its equivalent in another; and how the value of a digit depends upon its placement in relation to a decimal point.

With this book your students learn about the Stock Market and how they can apply ratios, decimals, fractions, and percentages to their “investments” in the stock market.

That’s it for this round up! I hope you find something in this set of resources to help your class understand decimals!

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