Sunday, December 17, 2006

April's Growing Post

December 18 2006

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.)

Definition of percent:
A percent is an equivalent number out of 100. A percent is part of a whole and can be easily converted into a fraction.

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.

click image to see my answer.

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

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for the third way i did it wrong on the bubbleshare. so i'll just redue it here.
the third way to find 35% of 80 is like this

10% = 80 / 10 = 8
10% = 80 / 10 = 8
10% = 80 / 10 = 8
5% = 80 / 5 = 4
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!

My review: If you're looking for good examples of percents, this blog is where you should go. It has lots of detail and they use a lot of pictures to make the blog more exciting, and not as boring.
My post may not be up yet, but keep checking.

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.

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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?

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P.S: i improved my post by using the comments that people left behind such as that i need to change the color of my questions so that they are different from the rest of the post.


Josh said...

I give you a 63/65 everything was done very well. Your gliffy was amazing and you got all the right answers. The only thing that was wrong was some of the questions and answers were done in the same colour {labeling}.

Katira_M said...

Your growing post is amazing!!! There's hardly anything wrong. You were creative, and you did an extremely good job. But try to not use paint. I think that was the goal. hm...well keep up the great work ^^