# Ch 52: 6th-8th Grade Math: Consumer Math

Designed with 6th-8th graders in mind, the fun video lessons in this chapter provide explanations and examples for common consumer math problems. Students can use the videos and lesson quizzes to figure out which concepts they need to devote more study time to.

## 6th-8th Grade Math: Consumer Math - Chapter Summary

If you have a 6th, 7th or 8th grader who needs additional help with consumer math, the video lessons in this chapter offer an engaging way to improve his or her skills. The math instructors provide clear-cut explanations and guide students through practice problems so they can apply what they've learned. The lessons teach students how to calculate interest, tax charges, sales discounts, price mark ups, tips and more. Middle schoolers can test their understanding of these consumer math concepts by taking short multiple-choice lesson quizzes as well as a chapter exam. If they have additional questions about the material, students can submit them to instructors for guidance.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
Making Change from a PurchaseStudents learn how to use the fewest number of coins as possible to make change when buying an item.
How to Calculate Sales CommissionsThe instructor explains what sales commissions are and uses examples to show how to calculate them.
How to Mark Up a PriceIn this lesson, students learn why businesses mark up prices and how to calculate such mark ups.
Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & ExamplesStudents are taught how to use percentages to calculate an item's sale price after a discount as well as the amount of charged tax.
How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & ExamplesThe instructor guides students step-by-step through the process of calculating interest.
Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & ExamplesStudents practice using the compound interest formula to solve example problems.
How to Calculate Shipping & HandlingThe lesson defines shipping and handling and explains how to calculate them.
How to Calculate a TipStudents learn how to estimate and calculate tips as well as how to determine a total bill's cost including tip.
Item Unit Price & Total Cost: Calculations & ExamplesThe instructor explains how to determine total cost when an item's unit price and quantity are known.

Final Exam
Chapter Exam

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