Technology in Action
Integrating Technology

Title:  Percent of Change

Developed by:  Gayla Noneaker

Content Area: Math

Grade Level: 8

Materials/Resources (Including Software): Internet, Microsoft Excel

Technology Focus:

 

Word Processing

 X

Spreadsheet

 

Database

 

Web Page

 

Multimedia Presentation

 

Graphical Organizers

 X

Internet

 

 Other

Skills Included in Lesson

Timeline: 2 class periods

TEKS:
Subject Area - 111.24.8.3(B)
Technology Applications - 126.12.4A, 126.12.7B 

Objective: 

1.     The student will be able to use the Internet to research the cost of merchandise.

2.     The student will be able to create a spreadsheet to calculate the percent of change from the original price to the sale price of an item.

Procedures:

1.     Follow the instructions on the Internet/Spreadsheet Activity Sheet.

2.     Record the Internet data on the blank form and use it as a guide to create the spreadsheet.

Assessment: Rubric

Modifications:  

  1. Students will work with a partner.
  2. Reduce the amount of merchandise required.


Extensions:
The student will create a circle graph using the data.

Additional Resources/Websites:

Disney Direct

 

 

Midway Instructional Technology Specialists
11/20/2008