Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

Speaker request for 7th grade

We are beginning our unit on percents, markups, discounts, tips, sales tax etc. I am looking to see if there is anyone out there who deals with commission, or is in the restaurant business or in real estate, who can come in and talk to the classes and explain how percents deal with their jobs. I think it is interesting for them to hear that although a realtor might make a 7% commission on a house they sell, they don’t actually get all that money. Or how a waitress must give some of their tip to the busboy etc. It would be nice to have several speakers or just one.
If you can come some time in the next week or so email me at
Thank you
Ms szymanski

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