Inside Mathematics: 7th Grade Math - What's the Savings?

In this Number Talk, Debbie Borda and Antoinette Villarin engage their 7th grade students in mentally calculating the savings received by a student who paid $54 for an item that was discounted 40%.

The students in the class first think their way through the problem, then share their strategies with a partner, then share strategies and answers with the class as a whole.

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Debbie Borda and Antoinette Villarin
Jefferson Elementary School District, Daly City, California



Math Topics
Money, Ratios, Rates & Percents
Middle School, Educator
7th Grade

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