Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Books for Sale
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Activity 1 Book Prices
Two schools buy science books for $8 from a publisher to sell at their book sale. School A sells the books for $12. School B sells the books for $12.90.
Who do you think sells more science books? Why?
How much profit does each school make if they each sell 35 books?
School B sells 10 science books. How many science books does School A have to sell to raise about the same amount of money?
Activity 2 Plan a Book Fair
Price list from the publisher:
Plan a book fair:
type of book
boxed sets & collections
Spanish language books
Choose 3–5 types of books you want to order.
Decide on the mark-up price for each type of book you chose.
Estimate the amount of money your school will raise as a profit with your book sale.
Record an estimate that is:
Show or explain your reasoning for the estimate. Include the assumptions you made.