# Consumer Math

## Collection by Sarah Polcha

50
Pins
•
265
Followers

After spending three days working with my 8th graders on a road trip project, I needed a one-day activity that was fun, interactive, and tied to the 8th grade Oklahoma math standards. Looking for inspiration, I turned to the Internet where I soon found a link to Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks via Pinterest. While I have been following his blog for years, I had never actually tried out any of his ideas in a classroom. My students still needed some more practice with proportions, so I…

Some of our most recent interactive notebook pages in Algebra 1 have been over proportions. I especially like my proportions foldable.

Mathalicious lessons teach standards-based math through real-world topics that students care about.

Real-life Unit Rate Activity for middle school math broken down step-by-step. Reinforces procedure to find the unit rate of three student chosen items from any grocery store advertisement. Students love unit rates because of the relevancy!

Pick one object.... I chose coffee for my example Students must choose 6-10 different pictures with prices from fliers that represent their object. Then they must find the unit rate for each object. Price per pound, ounce, whatever just make sure all items are measured in the same unit or you will need to convert. Put a check mark next to the cheapest item. Write: How did you get the unit price, explain each step.

The link is for a checkbook project for students but it also has this simple checkbook ledger for a budget binder option.

The proportion game combines chance with math skills and is a perfect way for your third grader to become more familiar with equivalent fractions.

Free Printables for both mom and kids! We collect of all our favorite FREE printables every month so that you don't have to! Save these on Pinterest so you know where to find them

Investigation of the golden ratio and the human body which can be done individually or in the classroom.

Fun children's crafts, including printable templates, for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school kids.

We have been working on ratios and unit rates for about a week now in 6th grade. They are making me crazy. If I am working a problem my students can tell me exactly what to do. If they come to the boa

Some of our most recent interactive notebook pages in Algebra 1 have been over proportions. I especially like my proportions foldable.

Students should already be proficient with decimal skills to carry out this real life application activity. There's a lot to remember: coupons are applied to the top 6 most expensive items, the sweatshirt isn't taxable but is included in the subtotal, to turn a percent into a decimal the decimal poi...

strategy for students - translating from English into math equations to solve percent problems

The premier marketplace for teachers to find and sell original classroom materials created by their fellow educators.

more notes on proportions