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Product Design and Sales

This lesson expands the concepts of unit sales and percents by teaching students how to design and sell a Marshmallow Shooter.

Students will:

  1. Research and develop costs of parts for a Marshmallow Shooter.
  2. Calculate the waste of material.
  3. Determine the sales price and profits for the toy.

Math Skills Being Utilized

  • Multiply digits and decimal, addition and subtraction.
  • Unit Price Calculations
  • Using Percentages

Ideas For Teaching

  • Have students build the shooter for a bonus.
  • Do statistical evaluations for accuracy and consistency. This can be used in later lessons.
  • Does a long barrel do better than a short barrel?
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