Friday, December 22, 2006

Earl's Growing Post

1.What is a good definition of percent? You should use words symbols, pictures and numerical examples in your definition.
A percent is a fraction out of one hundred. This is the percent sign %. Mr. H said it means 100 in French. For example 23/100 is 23%.

2.How are three fifths (3/5), 3:2, 60% and 0.6 all the same? Use pictures and words to show your answer.
They are all the same because if you change them all into percents they will all be the same thing but in percents. For example if you had 3:2 and 3/5 if you change then 3:2 into a fraction guess what the fraction will be. If you said 3/5 you are right.Then another example is if you take 60% and 0.6 and change the decimal into a percent guess what it is. If you guessed it would be 60% you are right.

3.Show 3 different ways to find 35% of 80.
1.35 divided by 35 = 1%
35 divided by 100 = .35
0.35 times 80 = 28/80

2. 100 divided by 100 = 1%
80 divided by100 = 0.8

3.80 divided by 100 = 0.8
So each square is 0.8

4.Find a link to blogs that deal with percentages. Leave a comment behind and add the link with a review

5.The principal announced that 50% of the children in Ms. Stanzi's class met their reading goal for the month and that 55% of the children in Ms Lowrey's class met their reading goal for the month. Ms Stanzi said that a greater number of her students met their reading goal. Could Ms Stanzi be correct? Why or Why not.
There are more people in Ms. Stanzi's class than Ms. Lowrey's class. So I think she is correct.

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