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Students practice calculating sales discounts.

 LESSON LEARNED     What is a discount? Buying items on sale.

 OTHER SKILLS REINFORCED Multiplication of percentages. Subtraction

 Suggested Discount Lesson Plan for this Worksheet   Teach your students the concept of a discount.   A discount is when an item is purchased at a price less than the regular price.  This is also known as on sale. For a discount, often a percentage of the regular price, or the discount percentage, is deducted from the regular price.  The lower price is also known as the discounted price.   When you are interested in buying an item, it often makes sense to wait until the item is on sale, or offered at a discount.  This way you can save your money.  Some stores offer discounts every day.  However, besides checking the items price, you should also check the items quality, since there may be a reason you are getting the item at a discount.   To calculate the discount, you multiply the discount percent times the regular price.   Example: A book regularly sells for \$10.  It is now discounted by 20%.  What is the discount?  What is the sale price?     Regular Price = \$10   Discount = 20%   Step 1.  Change the percentage to a decimal by dropping the percentage and moving the decimal two places to the left.   Step 2.  Multiply the regular price by the decimal from step 1.  This discount is \$2.00   Step 3.  Subtract the discount from the regular price.  \$10 - \$2 = \$8.  The sales price is \$8.00     Questions for discussion: Why is a discount better than paying the regular price? Why should you wait for a sale? Why would you not wait for a sale? Is it always a better deal to buy an item at a discount?  What else must you consider?   Vocabulary: Discount Regular Price Sales Price Percentage off Cheap Deals Bargain Quality WORKSHEET Instructions   Have the students calculate the dollar discount, or price times the percentage (%) discount.   Next, calculate the sales price, or the price less the discount amount.

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Discount percentages in multiples of 10

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All discount percentages

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