My son is starting a unit on percents. Below you’ll find some of the free resources I used with him as we dove into this unit.
I explained that percent means “per hundred” or “of a hundred.” We started with these free sheets from worksheet fun that have some of the blocks in a hundred squared shaded in. It was easy to see that 84% was 84 of a hundred…
The next day I had him do these worksheets that I made, which helped him see the relationship between fraction, decimals and percents. (There are three pages.) He understood immediately when he divided the block in half… that each half was 50%… (or into quarters and each 1/4=25%).
Click here to download the free fraction, decimal, percent math pages:
We then used this similar sheet from teaching image the next day:
I looked everywhere for some free percent-decimal-fraction cards so we could play some games. I didn’t want to spend the time making cards if I could find them free out on the Internet. I found this printable by Raft (Resource Area for Teaching) Bay Area. The great thing is that they are made to print out onto 4×1 labels… so all we had to do was cut them out and stick them onto index card. Clever!
From there we’ll use some other free resources we found on the web…LD hasn’t gotten to those yet, so I’ll have to add a part 2 in another week or so. 🙂
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