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46 pages
(10 activities)

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Fractions, Decimals, Percents II workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using decimals, ratios, histograms, and percents. This book suits best middle and high school, meaning that some activities here suit best middle school students, and some suit best high school students.

From determining how to analyze a real estate deal to determining college housing costs, learners get to use mathematics in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. BYU, Air Force, college basketball, real estate investing, sizing images, sales tax), not just "realistic" data.

There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and class-wide discussions.

As a ready-resource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely worked-out solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.

The mathematical objectives of the activities fall within the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.

## Fractions, Decimals, Percents II Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Body Temperature:
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Add and subtract decimal numbers
College Basketball - Air Force:
Working with Histograms
Create a frequency table
Create a histogram from a frequency table
Calculate percents
Interpret the meaning of histograms
College Basketball - BYU:
Working with Histograms
Create a frequency table
Create a histogram from a frequency table
Calculate percents
Interpret the meaning of histograms
College Housing Costs:
Using Ratios
Create fractions from a verbal description
Simplify fractions
Find the indicated fraction of a number
Convert decimal numbers to percents
Exercise Activities:
Working with Histograms
Create a frequency table and histogram
Calculate percents
Interpret the meaning of histograms
Calculate an average
Real Estate Investing - Kansas City:
Using Ratios to Analyze Deals
Calculate ratios in a real world context
Interpret the meaning of ratios in a real world context
Convert a fraction to a percent
Real Estate Investing - Las Vegas:
Using Ratios to Analyze Deals
Calculate ratios in a real world context
Interpret the meaning of ratios in a real world context
Find the given percent of a number
Convert a fraction to a percent
Real Estate Investing - Palm Beach:
Using Ratios to Analyze Deals
Calculate ratios in a real world context
Interpret the meaning of ratios in a real world context
Convert a fraction to a percent
Sales Tax Changes:
Working with Percents
Convert a percent to a decimal
Create and solve a linear equation
Multiply two numbers
Sizing Images:
Using Ratios
Calculate the aspect ratio of an image
Solve equations involving ratios

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