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Fractions, Percents, and Decimals I


"When am I ever going to use this?"

It is a question that has plagued math teachers for decades. Now you can answer the question!

The Make It Real Learning Fractions, Percents, and Decimals I collection contains 10 real-world math activities that demonstrate everyday applications of mathematics. From Baking Cakes: Multiplying Fractions to Pieces of Chocolate #2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions, the activities provide learners with valuable life skills in addition to mathematical understanding. Rest assured that each activity integrates real world information not just "realistic" data.


Fractions, Percents, and Decimals I Activity Titles

  1. Baking Cakes: Multiplying Fractions
  2. Children Making Money: Working with Fractions
  3. Cooking in the Kitchen: Multiplying Fractions
  4. Cooking in the Kitchen #2: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  5. Counting Candy: Using Pie Charts
  6. Measuring Milk: Changing Units of Measure
  7. Pieces of Chocolate: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  8. Pieces of Chocolate #2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  9. Shopping the Sale: Using Percents
  10. The Cost of Homemade Bread: Working with Fractions, Decimals, and Units

Standards targeted: Number and Operations, Algebra, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability

Grade Levels: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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