Percentages – Finding the Percent

Our Percentages, Finding the Percent lesson plan teaches students the proportion method for calculating the missing percent of percentage problems. Students complete practice problems to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.

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Our Percentages – Finding the Percent lesson plan uses the proportion method to instruct students in how to find a percent when they know the whole and the part. The lesson breaks down the sentence that asks students to find a percent and helps students use keywords to set up their proportion and solve the problem. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create a coloring page with at least 8 different problems that they create, where the colors correspond to the answers to the problems. Students are also asked to solve provided percent proportion problems in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson and ability to solve problems using the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to calculate the missing percent of percentage problems using the proportion method.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3.C

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subject

Math

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade