Middle Schoolers Master Percentages with Bargain Shopping

Last week ECA’s pre-algebra classes took a field trip to a local shopping center to practice what they’ve been learning about calculating percentages. In teams, they were tasked with finding a particular piece of clothing (pants, shirt, etc.) with the greatest discount. Armed with calculators and worksheets, these teams searched the racks and all in all saved over $450! The winning team saved an impressive 83% off the original price. All clothing was then donated to a clothing drive.