Make It Real Learning Fractions, Decimals, Percents II workbook
Introduction
The Make It Real Learning Fractions, Decimals, Percents II workbook focuses on realworld 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 classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout
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 Title  Mathematical 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 quadratic equations
Solve equations involving ratios
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