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Converting Fractions to Decimals and Percents


Converting Fractions to Decimals and Percents

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This is an individualized lesson plan in the area of math.  The lesson topic is converting fractions to decimals and percents.  The lesson includes technology and multimedia components. The lesson also addresses student motivation and barriers to learning as well as student interest in art. The lesson can be used for remediation or enrichment.  The targeted grade is upper elementary and middle school levels. Adapting a lesson for individualized instruction and 21st century skills:Scaptura, C.... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 21, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 10, 2014
Submitter: Dawn LeComte
Keywords: middle school, art and math, enrichment, Inkscape, remediation, gifted learners, limited resources ie. manipulatives, special education, fractions, math apps, student motivation, National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, connecting learner to expert,, Tux Paint, art, multimedia artist and animation careers, learner to content, individualized instruction, decimals, math, learner to learner, math you tube videos, learning disabilities, upper elementary, percents


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: High Speed internet connection.  Also, free downloads of Tux Paint and/or  Inkscape.
Using the cell phone or iPad is optional. 

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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Avatar for Ryan Brown
3 years ago

Ryan Brown (Faculty)

I WILL use this plan in my classroom when we get to Fractions, Decimals and Percents (FDP). This is a well thought out lesson with different avenues for the students. One thought for gifted students, use the 8x8 square or other perfect squares for them to create their designs. Students with all motor skills and technological skills were thought of during the lesson.

I normally find an idea on the web and tear it apart to make it useable, then is 5 out of five stars!

Technical Remarks:

No broken links! 

Time spent reviewing site: 40 min. with all videos.
Used in course

Avatar for Stacey Chen
3 years ago

Stacey Chen (Student)

This lesson plan is a great resource!  The use of technology is integrated and an integral part of the lesson.  It provides many ways to individualize the lesson, which makes the content more meaningful and helps with motivation.  The included resources are relevant and useful.

Technical Remarks:

A high quality resource.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Susan Wright
3 years ago

Susan Wright (Teacher (K-12))

This lesson plan does a wonderful job of meeting the learning needs of all students. Activities and lesson modifications are provided at-risk and gifted students.