Understanding the Relationship Between Percents, Fractions and Decimal Numbers

In this chapter, students are supposed to understand the relationship between percents, fractions and decimal numbers, and that they are three ways to represent the same thing.

Dueling Discounts

The first problem we did together was called "Dueling Discounts" by Dan Meyer. We studied the problem on the attached page. Students learned how to deal with percentages and decimal numbers.

Nana's Lemonade

The next problem we studied was "Nana's Lemonade", also by Dan Meyer. Here, students were studying how ratios, equivalent ratios and proportions work in real life situations.