Black Friday is a well-known occurrence every year and consumers get very excited about the good deals on products. But how can retailers make money when they are selling an $800 TV for $150 or a KitchenAid Mixer for $250 less than the regular price? This workshop will combine math problem-solving with economic and behavioral concepts used by stores to influence buying decisions. You will be able to help your student calculate gains and losses for retail stores and determine if that deal that seems “too good to be real” is worth it. Resources and strategies for classroom use will be provided.
Participants will receive access to Money Minutes, a free classroom resource to help students understand financial and economic decisions using math.
For Middle School and High School teachers.
Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit.
Due to the interactive nature of the presentation, all participants will be required to have reliable internet access and a device with video and audio capabilities.
*ASU STEM Acceleration Project Approved.