Education Technology

Percents - Small and Large

Published on 08/16/2010

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will explore percents greater than 100% and less than 1%. Students will use a 100 grid to represent percents and convert between fractions, decimals, and percents.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will explore percents greater than 100%. They start by calculating prices for a fund raiser using the percent key on the Home screen of the calculator.

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    Students then convert percents to fractions and decimals for comparison using the Fraction-Decimal equivalence key and by shading a 100-grid.

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    Finally, students look at percents less than 1%. In the TI-NavigatorTM extension, students use a number line to assess their understanding of percents.