Author:
Cathryn Chellis, Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
English Language Arts, Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
7
Tags:
  • Discount
  • Markup
  • Percent
  • Persuasive Language
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Video

    Education Standards

    Chocolate Sales by K. Turner (48.WCS)

    Chocolate Sales by K. Turner (48.WCS)

    Overview

    In this interactive unit, students are introduced to the various factors and elements that contribute to a company's success by creating a product to sell. Students participate in a mock business venture from beginning to end - from making the product (a candy bar) to selling the product. 

    Some math concepts and principles include:

    • using proportional relationships
    • solving multistep problems
    • determining percents, markup, and tax

    Further, students apply English Language Arts standards to their finished product, including:

    • designing a marketing poster
    • writing, recording, and presenting a sales pitch

    Section 1

    In this interactive unit, students are introduced to the various factors and elements that contribute to a company's success by creating a product to sell. Students participate in a mock business venture from beginning to end - from making the product (a candy bar) to selling the product. 

    Some math concepts and principles include:

    • using proportional relationships
    • solving multistep problems
    • determining percents, markup, and tax

    Further, students apply English Language Arts standards to their finished product, including:

    • designing a marketing poster
    • writing, recording, and presenting a sales pitch