A Not So Typical Percent Review

Amber L. Samuilis

Abstract


First paragraph: At the end of a percent chapter in Algebra 1, I wanted to get away from the routine review worksheet. So I decided to come up with a story-like problem that reviewed all the key concepts of the chapter. The problem deals with the students winning a small lottery. At this point there are two forms. One form has the students invest their money into a simple interest account before spending any money. The other form has the students spending some of their money and investing the remainder at a later time. At the end of the activity the students share their findings and notice it is better to invest early and spend later.

Keywords


Percent; Interest; Activity

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