# Consumer Math Lesson

## Consumer Math is presented through Percent Applications in this unit.

Lessons include percent and proportions, discount and sale price, simple interest, commission, sales tax and percent increase and decrease. Real-life money problems are used throughout this unit for consumers. Try our sample lessons below, or browse other units.

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. |

Learning Objectives |
Students Will Learn All About Percent And Proportions, Discount And Sale Price, Simple Interest, Commission, Sales Tax, Percent Increase And Decrease. |