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Converting Fractions to Decimals to Percents

The eighth graders are reviewing converting fractions to decimals to percents. They need to create notes to remind them of the process and they need to be prepared to explain how to do this to the 7th graders. Next week the 8th graders will have to teach the 7th graders, then there will be a pair quiz on Tuesday consisting of an 8th grader partnered with a 7th grader. So be prepared!

Here are some YouTube videos to support you:

1. My (MVMS) famous “Decimals to Fractions” YouTube video

2. NASAConnect Percents, Fractions and Decimals video – a fairly basic video; if you really struggle with this concept, you may want to start with this video

3. Fractions to Decimals

Here is a website that I created about fractions. Go to the module that says “Fun Fractions Games and Practice.” The following games will help you practice:

a. Equivalent Fractions Game

b. Quia – Equivalent Fractions Concentration

c. BCC Saloon Snap Fractions, Decimals and Percents Card Game.

Enjoy… and good luck on Tuesday’s quiz.

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Writing Prompt: Comparing Decimals & Percents

Is 0.003 more than 1%? Explain.

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Fraction Test Retake Help

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of vacation. I promised I’d post some resources for people who needed to take the retake. Remember in order to do the retake, you must correct the original test. The answer keys are posted in the classroom window. Retakes will be Thursday at lunch, Thursday after school and Friday at lunch. The maximum grade on a retake is 85%. Test corrections for people not retaking the test will be due by Friday for a 2% increase. Remember all people must choose two problems and write a few sentences about how to do the problem correctly.

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The following resources are on my fractions website, but here are direct links to some of the areas you may want to focus on:
1. Adding & Subtracting Fractions
2. Change Percents to Decimals
3. Change Fractions to Percents
4. Comparing Fractions & Decimals
5. Comparing Fractions, Decimals & Percents
6. Saloon Slap Game: Compare fractions, decimals and percents

There is currently a scarcity of good fractions tutorials on the web. I was planning on making a bunch of YouTube videos over the break, but I’ve been without a whiteboard for a couple of weeks and just got one made yesterday. Ugh! I’ve been playing with iMovie but I can’t upload them because I haven’t learned how to configure my new computer to my Internet at home…. so what all that means is that the YouTube videos will be a little late in their debut. Sorry. 😦 The good news is that I will be available at lunch all week if you have questions. 🙂

Here are two videos in the rough because my PC wouldn’t recognize my iMovie.
YouTube Video: Find the LCM & GCF Using Venn Diagrams
Helpful for large denominators
YouTube Video: Writing Exponents in Expanded Form
This is a basic skill needed in order to divide monomials.

Remember there is a basic multiplying & dividing monomials video on a previous post. If the concept is gotten fuzzy in your mind over the break, it would be 5 minutes well spent to watch it.

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I have one YouTube video up about negative exponents. It’s a fairly advanced one.If you are struggling with the basic concept, come see me or get help from a friend.

See you all soon and if you haven’t checked out the 2007 New Year’s Resolution post, I recommend it.

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