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Calculating Selling Price

This lesson expands the concepts of unit sales and percents by teaching students how to create a pricing model for a popcorn company.

Students will:

  1. Research and develop costs of ingredients for popcorn.
  2. Calculate serving costs for a bag of popcorn.
  3. Determine the sales price of the popcorn and profits.

Math Skills Being Utilized

  • Multiply digits and decimal, addition and subtraction.
  • Unit price calculations.
  • Using percentages.
  • Sales and markup.

Ideas For Teaching

  • Have students bring in various popcorn packages and prices from local stores and movie theaters.
  • Run experiments to determine how much popcorn is actually made from raw popcorn kernels.
  • Design an actual fund raiser selling popcorn. Have students calculate and project the money that would be earned, then compare calculated with the actual profits.
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