Sumter County Middle School Students Apply Mathematical Skills to Real-World Problems

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Sumter County Middle School Students Apply Mathematical Skills to Real-World Problems
Mr. Kenneth Lanier's seventh grade mathematics students used real-world scenarios to practice skills with proportional relationships and multistep ratio and percent problems. Students were tasked with determining whether purchasing tickets online was of better value than purchasing tickets at the theatre based on different pricing strategies. 
 
What do you think? Can you determine the best value?  The actual problem is as follows: 
"Aimee is in charge of buying tickets for a trip to the movies.  She can buy tickets at the theater or online.  At the theater, 8 tickets cost $60.  Online, 6 tickets cost $51.  Aimee needed to buy 24 tickets.  How much money can Aimee save by buying tickets at the lower price?  Show your work."  In the problem, students had to compute how much Amiee would pay for the tickets and where she would purchase them in order to save. 
 
Left- Heet Patel works out his real-world math problem on the board in Mr. Kenneth Lanier's class.
Right- Karla Hernandez-Becerril works out her real-world math problem on the board in Mr. Kenneth Lanier's class.
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