**
Consumer Math** |
**Description** |

Percent
and Proportions |
Students
will solve problems of the form "One number is some percent of another number." |

Discount and Sale Price |
Students
will find the discount and sale price of
an item. Real-life consumer problems are used throughout this lesson. |

Simple
Interest |
Students
compute simple interest on a loan or on an investment. Examples illustrate how to compute interest
when the time is given in months or in years. Real-life consumer problems are used throughout. |

Commission |
Students
will compute straight commission as a percentage of sales. Real-life
consumer problems are included. |

Sales
Tax |
Students will compute sales tax as a percentage
added to the buyer's cost. Real-life consumer problems are used throughout. |

Percent Increase and Decrease |
Students
will understand changes in a value over time through percent increase and percent decrease problems.
Formulas and examples are presented. |

Practice
Exercises |
To complete 10 additional exercises as practice with consumer concepts. To assess students' understanding of all consumer
problems learned so far. |

Challenge Exercises |
To solve 10 additional money problems that challenge students'
understanding of consumer concepts. To hone students' problem-solving skills. |

Solutions |
To review complete solutions to all exercises presented in this unit. Includes the problem, step-by-step solutions, final answer for each exercise. |