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Mathematics Detective
Mathematics Detective: Fairness in Price Comparisons: Grocery Shopper Beware

Scott Brown 

May 2005, Volume 10, Issue 9, Page 450

Abstract:
An activity about misleading unit pricing focused on teaching price comparison. Mathematics Detective articles are open-ended real-world problems that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Mathematics Detective is a regular feature of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics. Activity sheets are included. Teacher Notes and Solutions are also included.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Teacher
Problems
Time / Money