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# Make It Real Learning Fractions, Decimals, Percents I workbook

46 pages
(10 activities)

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Cooking in the Kitchen: Multiplying Fractions

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Fractions, Decimals, Percents I workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using proportional reasoning concepts such as fractions, percents, and unit conversion. This book suits best grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

From figuring out how much money is saved on a sale to determining how much of each ingredient to use when doubling a favorite cookie recipe, learners get to use basic math skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Aeropostale, Hershey's, cooking, baking, measuring milk, shopping), 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 I Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Baking Cakes:
Multiplying Fractions
Multiply a whole number by a fraction
Multiply two fractions
Convert improper fractions into mixed numbers
Children Making Money:
Working with Fractions
Create ratios
Simplify fractions
Compare two fractions and determine which is largest
Cooking in the Kitchen:
Multiplying Fractions
Multiply and divide fractions
Change units of measure through dimensional analysis
Cooking in the Kitchen #2:
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Multiply and divide fractions
Change units of measure through dimensional analysis
Counting Candy:
Using Pie Charts
Create a pie chart to represent a data set
Use a fraction to represent the shaded portion of a pie chart
Convert a fraction to a percent
Simplify a fraction
Measuring Milk:
Changing Units of Measure
Change units of measure through dimensional analysis
Multiply fractions
Write improper fractions as mixed numbers
Pieces of Chocolate:
Write a fraction that represents the shaded portion of a region
Shade the portion of a figure that is represented by a fraction
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators
Write improper fractions as mixed numbers
Pieces of Chocolate #2:
Write a fraction that represents the shaded portion of a region
Shade the portion of a figure that is represented by a fraction
Add and subtract fractions with different denominator
Shopping the Sale:
Using Percents
Convert percents into decimals and vice versa
Increase numbers by a constant percentage
Solve linear equations
Use ratios to find percents
with Fractions, Decimals, and Units
Multiply two fractions
Convert fractions to decimals
Change units of measure using dimensional analysis

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