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Math Investigation - Decimals and Percentages

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 13 pages | Grades: 6

A mathematics investigation about decimals and percentages, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of decimals and percentages.

In this investigation, students use their knowledge and understanding of decimals and percentages to plan a classroom celebration. The party plan must adhere to a budget agreed upon by the class, as well as a set of conditions laid down by the teacher. The students must use the party supplies catalog provided to select food, party decorations, and serving supplies for the celebration, then record all costs on the worksheets provided.

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
  • a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
  • party supply catalog
  • various recording worksheets and party planning templates
  • a checklist for students
  • reflection questions
  • answers for all discount calculations.



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