Skills for Success GLA
Percent Word Problems

 Introduction Welcome to the Percent Word Problems guided learning activity. By the end of this activity, you will be able to set up and solve various kinds of percent problems including discount, mark up, and sales tax. Instructions If at any time you need help please ask a tutor. Step 1: First, you need to open a PowerPoint with a presentation and activities. Click here to open the PowerPoint. Step 2: Once the PowerPoint is open, read through slides #1-11. Pay particular attention to the discount formula and how the example problems are set up. . Step 3: On a separate piece of paper, work through the two practice problems given in slide #12. Make sure to use the formula to set up the problems. Ask a tutor to help you if you get stuck. . Step 4: Check your answers on slide #13. If you did not get both practice problems correct, go on to slides #14-15 and determine where you went wrong. Next to each practice problem on your scratch paper, write down in complete sentences what you did wrong and what steps you can take so that you will not make the same mistake again in the future. Ask a tutor to help you if you get stuck. Step 5: Now read through slides #16-23. Pay particular attention to the mark up formula and how the example problems are set up. Step 6: On a separate piece of paper, work through the two practice problems given in slide #24. Make sure to use the formula to set up the problems. Ask a tutor to help you if you get stuck. Step 7: Check your answers on slide #25. If you did not get both practice problems correct, go on to slides #26-27 and determine where you went wrong. Evaluate your work as you did before.  Next to each practice problem on your scratch paper, write down in complete sentences what you did wrong and what steps you can take so that you will not make the same mistake again in the future. Step 7: Now read through slides #28-33. Pay particular attention to the sales tax formula and how the example problems are set up. Step 8: On a separate piece of paper, work through the practice problem given in slide #34. Make sure to use the formula to set up the problem. Ask a tutor to help you if you get stuck. Step 9: Check your answer on slide #35. If you did not get the practice problem correct, go on to slides #36 and determine where you went wrong. Next to the practice problem on your scratch paper, write down in complete sentences what you did wrong and what steps you can take so that you will not make the same mistake again in the future. Step 10: Let’s see how much you have learned by completing this quiz. Use a blank sheet of paper for your work. Once you are done, ask a tutor to go over your quiz results and the self-evaluation with you. That's it! Thank you for taking the time to learn about solving percent word problems.