Percentages – Finding the Whole


With our Percentages – Finding the Whole lesson plan, students learn how to find the whole in a percentage problem using the proportion method. Students complete practice problems and other activities to solidify their understanding of the material as a part of this lesson.

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Our Percentages – Finding the Whole lesson plan teaches students how to find the whole in percentage problems. Students learn to do this using the proportion method. During this lesson, students are asked to solve example proportion problems using the methods taught during this lesson. Students are also asked to complete an exercise in which they come up with their own proportion problems for their classmates to solve.

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

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5th Grade, 6th Grade



State Educational Standards