# Tag Archives: percents

## Discount and Sales Tax

Instead of doing the above exercises in our textbook, I had my 6th graders do this: Shopping Contest at Target Let’s pretend Target has a contest. The contest is for shoppers to find merchandise from their online store. Contest rules You must choose at least 10 different items. The items must come from at least 5 […]

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## Prices, Proportions, Percents

I was in Garden Grove with my son on Sunday, and he insisted that I try this smoothie place called Tastea. With Jamba Juice and Blenders and all the other juice bars around town, I was skeptical that this joint’s concoctions would be anything different. He ordered a taro milk tea and I got a Thai […]

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## “Working Together” Problem

[The title of this post in the old blog was actually “if there’s cold beer in the fridge.” It’s dumb, but I did end the post with “Forgive me for being such a delinquent, but my last day of school is not until June 21. I’m losing it.” So I have an excuse for everything.] Heya, back-to-back […]

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