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# Fellows Engaged as Resources in Mathematics to Assist Teachers

CONVERTING FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, & PERCENTS JEOPARDY

Goal:  This lesson is designed to be a review of converting fractions, decimals, and percents.

Objectives:  The student will be able to:

1.  Convert fractions to decimals, fractions to percents, decimals to reduced fractions, percents to reduced fractions, decimals to percents, percents to decimals.

2.  Understand that fractions, decimals, and percents are different representations for the same quantity.

3.  Justify his/her answer to his/her classmates and teacher.

Resources/materials needed:
Instructor materials:  PowerPoint presentation, LCD projector, a computer that has PowerPoint, a screen to project onto.
Student materials:  pencil and paper to record calculations.

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• Lesson Plan:
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• The students work in groups, as teams competing in Jeopardy.  Select a student at random (i.e., from a seating chart) to start the game by selecting a category and an amount.  After the question is revealed to the students, students work individually to solve the problem, and as a team verify that the solution is correct.  Solutions are submitted to the teacher, and all correct solutions receive the point value attributed to the problem.  Continue in this manner for the desired amount of time/points.
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• Submitted by:
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• GK-12 Fellows:
•             Andrea Nemeth
•             Brittany Noble
•             December 7, 2006

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