In my 6th grade math class this week we spent most of the week working on percent of a number. I love the new Common Core Curriculum. We are able to spend more time on each topic and really develop concepts. While I was teaching this week I was amazed at how many of my students chose to change the percent to a fraction out of 100 and multiply instead of changing the percent to a decimal. Usually it's the other way around. We concentrated on real life problems involving percents and discounts. Students brought in ads and coupons from newspapers, circulars, and the internet to share. Next week we start ratios and rates.
I created this Benchmark Fraction, Decimal, Percent table for students to include in their notes.