Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Converting Fractions and Decimals - Section 3: Group Work


After completing the list of common fractions, my students weren't sure how 1/3 and 2/3 could be turned into a percents.  They wanted to either truncate or round the percents.  For example they thought 1/3 would be 33% and 2/3 would be 66% or 67%.  We discussed how these answers would only be approximations of the fractions.  I challenged them to find a way to show an exact representation of these fractions. Although it took a few minutes for them reach an answer, my students were engaged and discussing their ideas and work.

  Repeating Decimals to Percents
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Repeating Decimals to Percents
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Converting Fractions and Decimals

Unit 13: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT convert between fractions and decimals.

Big Idea: Students develop the relationship between fractions and decimals.

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