Calculating a percentage discount can be quite tricky. Your students need lots of opportunities to try different strategies, try to work things out mentally, perhaps use a calculator to check. What’s my sale price? is a partner activity for Grade 5/6/7 (Stage 3) students. Practise buying multiples of up to 6 objects and then calculating a given discount – 10%, 20%, 25%, 40%, 50% or even 75% off.
Complete with easy-to-read answer sheets so your students can work independently. There’s even blank proformas so your students can create similar activities themselves. Change the prices, change the discounts.
Great as part of a unit on discounts. Your students can collect plenty of shopping brochures and catalogues for more real-life examples.