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.
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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