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Math TODAY - The Next Frontier for Flight

Published on 04/29/2004

Activity Overview

This activity provides students the opportunity to gain experience in creating circle graphs on the calculator and provides an excellent real-world review of computation with percents.

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
See the attached Teacher Edition PDF file for notes and guidelines for this activity. The Technology Guide PDF file includes step-by-step calculator instructions with screen shots.

TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus users: Students may use the TI CellSheet APP to create a circle graph. Therefore, download the APP to the student calculators using TI Connect and the unit-to-unit link cable to transfer the APP from one calculator to another.

If you are using the TI-Navigator™ Classroom Learning System, see the TI-Navigator Basic Skills Guide PDF file for information on how the system can be integrated into your activity.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Find the percent of a number.
  • Convert percents to fractions in lowest terms.
  • Evaluate, synthesize and analyze real-world data.


  • Directions
  • Distribute the Student Edition PDF file to your class.
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document.
  • You may use the Transparency PDF file to display a large image of the USA TODAY graphic during the activity.
  • After the Activity

    Distribute the assessment questions or send the attached LearningCheck™ assessment to your class to gauge student understanding of the concepts presented in the activity.

    If you are using the TI-73 Explorer™ with this activity and do not have access to LearningCheck, the assessment is also included in the Student Edition.

    To download the LearningCheck software please visit: LearningCheck