Sunday, December 17, 2006

aprilp's percentage growing post

[ ! ] I wasn't able to use gliffy on my computer. So I just stuck with using bubbleshare and paint. Hopefully, it's acceptable.

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.)

Percents can also be converted into a fraction, decimal or into a ratio.

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.

3/5, 3:2, 60% and 0.6 are the same because they are all equivalents.

Question 3
Show 3 different ways to find 35% of 80. (bubbleshare is an excellent tool to animate the many different ways to finding the answer.)

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!

If you ever need help with converting fractions, decimals, percents and ratios, this blog teaches you those basic elements of converting numbers. Also, the posts are really well done and easy to understand.
My comment is still not shown. Maybe it'll take awhile.

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?

This answer all depends on how many students are in their class.

But let's just say that there are 45 students in Ms. Stanzi's class and 40 students in Ms. Lowery's class.

There may be 55% of Ms. Lowrey's class that met their reading goal but that doesn't mean there are more students in her class.

Question 6
Use a hundred grid (unit square) to illustrate the following question. Once you have explained and illustrated what the means solve it.

a) 16 is 40% of what number?

b) What is 120% of 30?


Tony D said...

good job april but,
on question 2 you didn't show how 3:2 is an equivalent to 3/5, 60% and 0.6
one more thing is that you shaded in 40 instead of 16 on question 6 a) and you should use gliffy or bubbleshare because you get more marks for doing it on that question

Jesse said...

you did a good job april on your questions i found 1 mistake on #2 you should've showed 1 picture how 3:2 and 3/5, 60% and 0.6 then the people would understand even more really good job though im going to give you 61 out of 65. Good job

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shawnjay. said...

Comments:Your post is labeled and titled correctly.

Question 1
Comments:Your answer is correct and you have used a pictures which includes numerical examples, symbols and pictures to show your answer as well. Good Job =D

Question 2
Comments:You showed how the values are equivalent using pictures, but you forgot to show how 3/5 is equivalent to 3:2. Overall this question was answered correctly and good job images on bubbleshare.

Question 3
Comments:You showed 3 correct ways to solve the answer using pictures and good use of words.

Question 4
Comments:You made a comment on a students blog from another school and you pasted the link and made a review on it. One thing I think you should've done to make your comment better is to say how they could improve their post.

Question 5
Comments:You answered the question correctly , but i think you should've spent more time explaining why her statement can and can't be true. You should've also included pictures to show your answer.

Question 6
Comments:You answered both questions correctly and you made good use of pictures to explain your answer, but you had to use wikitools. I think you should explain your answer more, like how you got the answer and why you think it is correct(ex. using decimals by checking if they are equivalent with the percent fraction and the equivalent fraction that you are trying to find the answer to)

Overall Mark
Overall Comment for the Growing Post:I did a Great Job on your post with answering the questions correctly, but it's just the extra explanations and pictures that you have to add to your post to make it better so you can get a better mark. You did a very good job making your pictures and answering the questions,just makesure you add those things like pictures and explanations so your overall mark is better!! Great Job SILLY! hehe