# 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.

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The children will be able calculate simple percentage problems.

**Suggested Grades**

4th Grade

5th Grade

**Excerpt **

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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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