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Remember to read the instructions for each activity as you work through them. Also don’t forget to ask for help as you need it!
Before attempting this section, you should feel confident in:
- knowing equivalent fractions
- simplifying fractions
- identifying the lowest common denominator
- adding and subtracting fractions
- multiplying and dividing fractions
After completing this unit, you should be able to confidently:
- create a number sentence from a worded problem
- solve real life maths problems using fractions, decimals and percentages
|Introduction / Tuning In
||Why do we need to use decimals? (V) (E)
Watch this video to see why we need to learn decimals.
Why do we need to use percentages? (V) (E)
Think about it (W)
Have a go at solving these problems before starting. You should be able to solve these to get you off to a good start. Ask for help if you need it!
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (E)
|Activities|| Working through worded problems – Teaching Unit (U) (W)This excellent site will walk you through problems for solving worded number problems. Attempt this before you attempt the other tasks. Requires Ultranet login.
Percentage Worded Problems – Teaching Unit (U) (W)
Problems with Fractions (W)
Your parents have said you can buy a new bike. Pick one from the catalogue. The have said they will pay 3/4 of the cost, and you must pay the remainder. How much will they pay, and how much will you need to pay?
Check out the DVDs on page 30.
CHALLENGE: Create two of your own questions based on the catalogue for me to solve! They must include a fraction or a percentage.
More Toy Sale Problems (W)
|Conclusion||Tony’s Pizza Shop (G) (W)
This game is a challenge! Have a go at working in Tony’s Pizza Shop and see if you can solve the problems. Remember to be persistent.
Mathletics (M) (G)