Finding a Percent of a Number

Use the knowledge of multiplying fractions to find a percent of a number. The video builds the process to find the percent of a number by recalling that the word of in fraction problems meant to multiply. Finding the percent of a number is as simple as multiplying the number by either the decimal or fractional form of the percent, as the resource points out.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on when it makes more sense to use the decimal or fractional form of the percent
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should know how to multiply fractions and decimals
  • Individuals need to understand the decimal and fractional forms of percents

  • Shows how to use a calculator to perform the calculation
  • Encourages pupils to practice to get better at solving math problems

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