7th Grade Math - What's The Savings?

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In this Number Talk, Debbie Borda and Antoinette Villarin engage their 7th grade students in mentally calculating the savings received by a student who paid $54 for an item that was discounted 40%. The students in the class first think their way through the problem, then share their strategies with a partner, then share strategies and answers with the class as a whole.

7th grade math - what's the savings?

Taught by: Debbie Borda and Antoinette Villarin, Jefferson Elementary School District, Daly City, California

Mathematical Strand:
- Number & Operations in Base Ten