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Solve percent problems involving multiple discount scenarios by determining the best combination of discounts

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/7/EE/B/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/7/RP/A/3
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Big Ideas: Percent is relative to the size of the whole. Percentage discounts do not have an additive property. In this task, students will explore various scenarios for multiple discounts. Students will deepen their understanding of the relationship of a percent to the amount it is applied to. Moreover, they will explore the concept that percentage discounts do not have an additive property. Vocabulary: discount, percent off, original price Special Materials: Calculator as needed.
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