       CALCULATE SALES TAX MONEY LESSON PLAN SELLING ACTIVITIES WORKSHEETS ELEMENTARY SKILLS PROGRAM COURSE BASIC TEACHING LEARNING SAMPLE EXAMPLE HELP WORK STUDENTS TEACHER CLASS EXERCISE ONLINE GUIDE ACTIVITY  Students learn basic consumer money math. # PERCENTAGES AND MONEY: CALCULATING SALES TAX

Students will learn to calculate sales tax.

Teaching Objectives:

• Students will learn to calculate the amount of a sales tax.
• Students will use that sales tax to calculate a new cost.         CALCULATING SALES TAX LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Calculating Sales Tax Lesson (see below for printable lesson).

Lesson Excerpt:

Many states in the United States have a sales tax.

How can we calculate a sales tax?
First, we need to think about what a sales tax actually is.
A sales tax is an extra amount of money beyond the original price.
If you think about it this way, a sales tax is the opposite of a discount.

How is a sales tax different from a discount?
A sales tax and a discount have some things in common. They also have some things that are different.

Both are percentages.
Both are calculated the same way.
A discount is subtracted from the original price.
A sales tax is added to the original price.

How can we calculate a sales tax?

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