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.
Activity Title | Mathematical Objectives |
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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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