## Sunday, December 17, 2006

### Ashley's Growing Post

question 1- What is a good definition of percent? You should use words symbols, pictures and numerical examples in your definition. (suggestion gliffy is an excellent tool for adding detail to your definition.) a percent is a number out of 100

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. This group of numbers are the same because they are all the same amount out of 100.

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). one way of finding 35% of 80 is 80 divided by 100 multipled by 35=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!

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? Ms Stanzi is incorrect because 55% is a higher percentage then 50%.

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?b) What is 120% of 30?

#### 1 comment:

Katira_M said...

Nice growing post! You explained things clearly and did a very good job. Try to use more gliffy or bubbleshare. It's a new technology we should get used to. But overall you did a very good post ^^