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Learning Gym: Intermediate Math: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

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Intermediate Math

Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

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Introduction

   

 

Concept/Skill Sample YouTube Learn Zillion Khan Academy Breakthrough to Math, Level 2, Book 6 Foundations Mathematics Number Power 6 Breakthrough to Math, Workbook WorkWise: Math at Work
Mixed Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

When you have a real life situation, you don't know ahead of time what kind of math you will need to do to solve a problem. When you have a question like, "How much change will I get back if I owe $43.25 and I pay with a $50 bill?" you have to figure out that it is a decimals problem and then set up and do the decimal math: 50.00 - 43.25 = $6.75

Operation Words Understanding a Word Problem

 

    10-17    
MatheMagics 1 - Choosing an Operation in Word Problems

 

Problem Solving

   

 

Concept/Skill Sample YouTube Learn Zillion Khan Academy Breakthrough to Math, Level 2, Book 6 Foundations Mathematics Number Power 6 Breakthrough to Math, Workbook WorkWise: Math at Work
Solving single-step word problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents For this question: "Jim got a $0.50 per hour raise and now makes $13.50. What percent raise did he get?" 1) What question is the problem asking? What percent raise. 2) What facts does the problem give? The raise was $0.50 per hour. The new wage is $13.50. 3) Are there any word clues in the problem? 4) What do I need to do to get the answer? We will use the percent statement that the part / whole = percent. The whole is $13.50. The part is $0.50. .5 / 13.5 = about 0.04. Then we convert that to a percent by moving the decimal two places to the right. Answer: 4%    

 

4-10  

58-60

87-88

115-117

135-136

  41-43: Exercises 1-4
Solving Two-step word problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

For this question: “Jenny has a family of six.  How much will it cost her to get them all ice cream cones if the cones are 2 for $2.48?” 1) What question is the problem asking? Cost for 6 ice cream cones. 2) What facts does the problem give? 2 cones cost $2.48. 3) Are there any word clues in the problem? “2 for $2.49” tells me I’ll need to divide to find the cost for each cone 4) What do I need to do to get the answer? First, I’ll find the cost for 1 cone: 2.48 / 2 = $1.24  Then, multiply that cost by the number of family members.  1.24 x 6 = $7.44 Answer: $7.44

BUCK system

(You do not need to do the Academic Vocabulary part at the end of the video.)

Solve multi-step word problems by organizing the data       137-144

52 Complete Problems: 1-3, 7, 9, 10

43-46: Exercises 5-6

 

48-55 Exercises 1-7

 

58-62: Exercises 3-7

 

Problem Solving Post-Test 

1. In the Number Power, 6 book, complete Word Problems Post-Test B on pages 167-172.

DO NOT COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 20.

It is OK to use a calculator on this test.

2.  Answers can be found on pages 210-211.

3.  A passing score is 15 out of 17.