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Percentages Introduction

About the Percentages Introduction Lesson

Summary
The reading introduces the children to the basic concept of percentages and should form part of a class discussion. Activity A allows the children to visually conceptualize percent as part of a hundred.

Objectives
• The children will understand percent as part of a hundred.

• The children will be able calculate simple percentage problems.

Suggested Grades
4th Grade
5th Grade

Excerpt
The language of math is numbers and symbols. Some of the symbols we?ve learned to use are the addition sign +, the subtraction sign - , the multiplication sign x, and the division sign ?. Today, we are going to learn to use another symbol ? the percent sign %.

Percent means part of 100. There are three ways in which we can show a percentage. First, we can use a percent sign, like this: 5%, or we can use a
fraction, like this: _5_ or we can use a decimal, like this: 0.5.
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