Fold it Up for Interactive Math Notebooks
Tools for Teaching Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversions:
We started our Percent Unit last week and began the unit with converting between fractions and percents and decimals.
I had already made the fraction, decimal, percent number line (a free resource in my store), with the most common fractions, percents, and decimals, but I figured there was a need for a “foldable” to keep all of the “rules” for converting in one place.
Converting Fractions and Decimals
It’s funny – my team teachers and I never write percents on students’ papers any more, but always write their grades as fractions, like 18/23. From the first week of school, we teach the students how to change these fractions into percents, and every time they get a graded paper back, they are to find their percentages. So, when we say, “Figure out your percent,” we know they can do it.
BUT, in math class, if I ask them to change 18/23 to a percent, they just look at me. When I give them the hint, “Pretend it’s your grade,” they look at me, and understanding dawns on their faces! Why do they need that cue? Hmmm…..always a question.
Fraction, Decimal, Percent Fold it Up
You can see the set up of the inside of the fold it up below.
The “fold it up” was super-handy as we had to work pretty quickly today! And hopefully, they’ve used it to help them with their homework tonight!