## Monday, December 18, 2006

### Alexm's Percentage Growing Post

Question 1...
What is a good definition of percent? You should use words symbols, pictures and numerical examples in your definition.

Question 2...
How are three fifths (3/5), 3:2, 60% and 0.6 all the same? Use pictures and words to show your answer.
-those are all the same because they would give you all the same answer...
-if you convert all of them to decimal or convert them to fraction you will get
-decimal: 0.6
-fraction:3/5
Question 3...
Show 3 different ways to find 35% of 80. (bubbleshare is an excellent tool to animate the many different ways of finding these answer).
1st................................. 80 divided 10=8x3.5=28
2nd................................ 0.35x80=28
3rd................................ 80/100x35%=28
----------I found this other way to get 28....

Question 4...

Find a link to blogs that deal with percentages. Leave a comment behind and add the link with a review (What the post was talking about....yes you have to read the post and why others should read the post) Hint In the side bar there are links to other schools. Three of them have done work on percentages!
https://www2.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=33406999&postID=116475202279206720
Question 5...
The principal announced that 50% of the children in Ms. Stanzi's class met their reading goal for the month and that 55% of the children in Ms Lowrey's class met their reading goal for the month. Ms Stanzi said that a greater number of her students met their reading goal. Could Ms Stanzi be correct? Why or Why not.
50% in class met .....for month = Ms. Stanzis's
55% in class met ......for month = Ms. Lowrey's
YES= Ms. Stanzi could be rig
ht if she had less students than Ms. Lowreys class.
Question 6...
Use a hundred grid (unit square) to illustrate the following questions. Once you have explained and illustrated what the question means solve it.
___________________________________________
a) 16 is 40% of what number?

16divided100=0.16
1 %=0.16
0.16x10%=1.6

b)
What is 120% of 30?

minimize 120 to =1.20
1.20x30=36

36 = 120% of 30

This is the end of your first growing post. It is due on Monday December 18. There are late penalties if you do not complete the assignments on time. Late Assignments will be accepted.

#### 1 comment:

QUI_K said...

Setup
2/5
Comments: its not that organized and too much colours
Question 1
7/10
Comments: i gave a 7 because its not organized
Question 2
6/10
Comments because you have no pictures
Question 3
9/10