       FRACTION DECIMAL PERCENT LESSON PLAN CONVERTING ELEMENTARY TEACHING CONSUMER MATH UNIT CONVERSION EXAMPLE STUDENTS PRACTICE LIFE SKILLS LEARNING LESSONS PRACTICE TEACHER LIFE SKILLS CONCEPTS ACTIVITY  Students learn how to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents. HOW TO CONVERT
FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, & PERCENTS

Objectives:

1.  The student will be able to convert from a fraction to a decimal.

2. The student will be able to convert from a decimal to a percent.

3. The student will be able to convert from a percent to a decimal.

4. The student will be able to convert from a percent to a fraction.

Standards:  NCTM Standards: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Suggested Grades: 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade - Elementary Education           FRACTIONS DECIMALS PERCENTS LESSON PLAN

Materials:

Procedure:

1.  Warm-up:  Print play money or bring in dollar bills, quarters, dimes, and nickels. Ask students to think of a \$1 bill as the number 100. Take a quarter and ask them how they can write the value of a quarter in fraction form.

2.  Motivate the Lesson: Explain that you are going to build on your knowledge of money value and fractions. Ask if they know what percentage a quarter is in relation to a dollar. What percentage of a dollar is 2 quarters? Ask them how to write the value of a quarter as a decimal.

3.  Proceed through the lesson with the “Question of the Day”. Use money to represent fractions, decimals, and percents.

*Note: It is important to have them take notes and understand the four rules. They need to know when to use each rule. Students tend to mix up these rules.

*Also review how to divide out a fraction when the numerator is greater then the denominator. Students need to learn and review about how to add the decimal point in order to complete the division.

*It is a good idea to give students worksheets similar to the Fraction – Decimal – Percent table throughout the school year. It encompasses basic computational skills that need to be reviewed periodically.

4.  Have the students complete the How to Convert between Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Worksheet for homework. Print out the following pages for use with this lesson:

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