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Year Six Percentages Observation

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by rossmkps, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. I am being observed in a few days teaching percentages to a high ability - mid ability year six class.
    Does anyone have any creative/ fun ideas for this lesson.
    Thank you.
     
  2. I am being observed in a few days teaching percentages to a high ability - mid ability year six class.
    Does anyone have any creative/ fun ideas for this lesson.
    Thank you.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Stick to the objective. Work out what they know already. Think about what they need to know. Teach them that.
    Best bet - stick to 25%, 50% 75% - children struggle with percentages but it's one of the more useful things in life. They will have seen the adverts DFS 50% off, Sainsburys - 25% off clothing.
    That's the way to go about it.
     
  4. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    use a spider / mind map
    start with 100% in the middle with the chosen amount in the same bubble
    extend out to bubbles with 50%, 10%, 1%
    From each of those extend on
    50% - 25%
    10% - 20% & 5%
    1% - 2% and 1/2 %
    all lead on by halving or doubling.
    Then combine some by adding (e.g. add 50% and 25% to get 75%)
    worked well for VAT at 17.5%
    add 10%, 5%, 2.5%
    Is a great method, looks good for display and the pupils easily learn it.
    Then easily adpatable to fractions and decimals (stand alone or equivalents)
     

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