## Sunday, December 17, 2006

### Maryrose's Percentage Growing Post! :)

Question 1:
What is a good definition of Percent?
You should use words symbols, pictures and numerical examples in you definition. (suggestion gliffy is an excellent tool for adding detail to your definition.)
A percent is a representation of an equivalent/number out of 100.

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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.

They are equivalent and are the same
subtract 5-3 from the fraction 3/5 and gives you the ratio 3:2
divide 3/5 and it would give you the decimal 0.6
fraction of 3/5 to 60 %

How I got this; Since the circle is 100 percent and I need to get 60%. I divided 100 by 5 and I got 20 %, so I put 20% in each separated piece and put the percentage of each side. I added the left side and i got 60% and then when i added the right side i got 40%.

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 answers).

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 would 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!

http://linden8z.blogspot.com/

I think this site is a really good that deals with percentages. They talked about reducing, cross multiplying, and ratios. The posts were well done. :)

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.

Ok , lets just say that Ms.Stanzi has more students in her class than Ms.Lowrey's class. So like Ms. Stanzi might have had like about maybe say 50 students and Ms. Lowrey had 40 students in her class.

Ms. Stanzi's class : 50% of 50 - 50/2=25
Ms. Lowrey's class : 55% of 40 - 40/100=0.4x55=22

So there were more students in Ms.Stanzi's class that met their reading goal for the month.!

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.

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'alyssaaa' said...

i luv ur post its so well done and neat! even without gliffy or bubbleshare its pretty good. althought u might wanna try adding them into ur post. it will make a good post into an awesome 1. =D awesomee job buddy!

'alyssaaa' said...

Setup
5/5
Comments: u got the set up and everything.
Question 1
9/10
Comments: the font u used to write with is a little hard to read
Question 2
9/10
Comments: the instruction r a little hard to understand.
Question 3
10/10
Question 4
5/5
Comments: a very nice comment left behind. =D
Question 5
9/10
Question 6
12/15
Overall Mark
60/65
Overall Comment for the Growing Post: greatt job. but u could really use a gliffy and more bubbleshare in here. overall great effort. =D

chenda said...

Setup
5/5
Question 1
9/10
Comments:It was sort of hard to read the definition for a percent
Question 2
10/10
Comments:You did a very good job on this question.
Question 3
9/10
Comments:I think you should use bubbleshare to separate the 3 different ways of finding 35% of 80.
Question 4
5/5