Lesson Plan : Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Teacher Name:
 Mr. Paul Diggs
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 HOW TO CONVERT FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, & PERCENTS
Content:
 Fractions Decimals Percents Numerator Denominator
Goals:
  The goals of the lessons are to give all students the chance to: (1) extend their understanding of the place value system to include decimals; (2) learn how decimals relate to fractions; (3) represent, read, and interpret decimal numerals; (4) compare decimal numerals; and (5) learn what percents are and how they relate to fractions and decimals. In order to help teachers with planning and teaching the lessons, each lesson is organized into the sections that include an overview, materials, time, teaching directions, teaching notes, a vignette describing the actual lesson, follow-up suggestions, and questions and discussion.
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.
Materials:
 • Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Lesson • Dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels • Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Worksheet
Introduction:
 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.
Development:
 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. Tell them how to write the value of a quarter as a decimal.
Practice:
 3. Proceed through the lesson with the “Question of the Day”. Use money to represent fractions, decimals, and percents.
Accommodations:
 *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.
Checking For Understanding:
 *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.
Closure:
 Students will exchange papers with their peers in order for assignment to be graded, as well as volunteers coming to the board. Have the students complete the How to Convert between Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Worksheet for homework.
Evaluation:
 Once individual assignments, as well as collaborative assignments are completed and graded, a quiz will be administered, followed by a test on fractions, percents, and decimals to ensure a mastery of the subject matter.

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