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Sales Tax and Discounts (SMILE)

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Author:Denise Folk, Richard E. Byrd Academy
Description: A lesson for grades 6-8 designed to teach students that sales tax is an additional charge on products purchased; how to compute sales tax on different items using register tapes; that discount means to take a certain amount off the price of something; and that even if you take a discount off the purchase price of an item, you still have to pay sales tax. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Basic Operations, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Mathematics of Investment/Finance

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