The first step towards achieving success in any endeavor is **planning**.

The better prepared you are with a plan, the more are the chances of winning the war!

#### Let’s see how we can **design** **a lesson plan for the topic “Profit and Loss”** in Mathematics to achieve different learning objectives as per Bloom’s Taxonomy

**Tips and Techniques to achieve these learning levels**

**1.** To help students understand the components of Profit, Loss, Cost Price, and Selling Price, **instead of using the definitions and formulas**, guide students to **arrive at the formula using storytelling** or **ask students what they already know** about the terms and brainstorm your way to the definition and the basic formulas.

This infographic talks about **scientific evidence of storytelling technique as a teaching method** and tips for effective storytelling.

**2. Give students as many simple single transaction problems to practice as many possible**. The cognitivist learning theory will be put to use here and the students’ mental processes will become active; helping the students learn the concepts for a long time.

**3. **Draft **word problems which will test the ability of a student to analyze** a complicated situation and evaluate the outcomes

**For example**: A shopkeeper wants to sell 2 pairs of shoes in his shop. He wants to go to a shoe factory to get the shoes and then sell them in his shop. Now he has two options, if he goes to Factory A , he can buy the 2 pair of shoes for Rs.200. But it is located very far from his shop. So, he will have to hire a rickshaw and pay Rs.40 to the rickshaw owner. He feels the quality of the shoes is very good, so he thinks he can sell the shoes at a price which is 40% higher than Rs.200.

But then he recalls that there is another factory B which is very close to his home from which he can get the 2 pair of shoes in Rs.150 and he doesn’t need to pay a rickshaw owner. But he feels the style of the shoes is not very much in demand and thinks he can sell at a price which is 30% higher than Rs.150.

Then he gets confused!**Can you help the shopkeeper decide the factory from which he should buy the shoes? Factory A or B?**

**4**.**At the end take a quick test to find out which students are at learning level of**

A.Understand B.Apply C.Analyze and Evaluate.

**You can give them worksheets or homework as per their learning levels.** T*his will make sure that students who are at a lower learning level also will feel a sense of accomplishment after doing the worksheets and may be motivated to try problems of higher learning levels after practice. This can also reduce their math anxiety!*

A.Understand B.Apply C.Analyze and Evaluate.

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