       PERCENT DECREASE LESSON PLAN ACTIVITIES WORKSHEETS SKILLS BASIC TEACHING LEARNING SAMPLE EXAMPLE HELP WORK STUDENTS TEACHER CLASS EXERCISE ONLINE GUIDE ACTIVITY  Students learn basic money math. # PERCENT OF DECREASE

Students will learn to find the percent of decrease.

Teaching Objectives:

• Students will learn to find the percent of decrease.
• Students will learn to identify a percent of decrease.
• Students will use rounding when necessary in calculating percentages.

Suggested Grades:

Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - Tenth Grade         PERCENT OF DECREASE LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Percent of Decrease Lesson (see below for printable lesson).

Lesson Excerpt:

Percent of Decrease
When the price of an item changes over time, we calculate the amount of the change by using a percent.  If the price goes up, we call it a percent of increase.  When the price goes down, we call this a percent of decrease.

What is a percent of decrease?
When we talk about a percent of decrease, we are talking about the percent that represents a change in pricing over time.  To calculate this percent, we have to look at the original price and then we look at the new price.  We use these two prices to calculate the percent that the price has decreased over time.

How do we calculate the percent of decrease?
To calculate the percent of decrease, we first need to compare the difference between the original and the new prices as a ratio. Let’s look at an example.

Continued... Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

 PERCENT OF DECREASE Printable lesson worksheet and activity. To teach and learn money skills, personal finance, money management, business, careers, and life skills please go to the Money Instructor home page.  Teaching Money Price Percentages Lesson Plan Rules Consumer Math Guide Course Program Elementary Education Special Education Free Kids Instruct Theme Unit School Classroom Review Graders 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Grade  © 2002-2010 Money Instructor 