Converting Fractions to Decimals and Percentages

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10751

Do you dream about fractions? Meet Mr. Fraction and Dani Decimal, who will teach you about fractions, decimals, and percentages. After some online practice, you will create the Trashball Dream Team!

categories

Middle School

subject
Math
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Mr. Fraction doesn't like being a fraction. He thinks the – (fraction line) is not flattering to him. So, he is trying to find out how he can get rid of the line. Would you like to know what he did to get rid of the fraction line?

There are two types of numbers Mr. Fraction can turn into, but still remain a fraction of a number.

Can you guess what those two types of numbers are? If you said a decimal and a percent, you are correct! Let's teach Mr. Fraction how he can turn into a decimal or a percent!

Look over the chart below:

Meet my friend, Mr. Fraction:

The above chart shows that when you have a fraction, you divide the numerator (the top number) by the denominator (the bottom number).

So, if you take 3 divided by 4 — which would look like this: — the answer is 0.75, which is the decimal seventy-five hundredths.

To make that decimal a percent, follow the arrows saying move your decimal 2 places to the right. If you do that, you will get 75. Replace the decimal with the percent sign (%) and you get 75% or seventy-five percent.

Now we know that Mr. Fraction can turn into either a decimal or a percent: .75 or 75%

Hey, I wonder if he'll change his name? While he decides which he wants to be, let's practice helping other fractions turn to decimals and percentages!

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