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From: pat

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005051422:33:41
Subject: Your "Foolproof way to learn percentages" revised. Thank you!

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR DAD'S TEACHING METHOD! I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND, I COPIED IT TO SHARE WITH MY STUDENTS. I CHANGED IT JUST A LITTLE AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT WITH YOU. FIGURING PERCENTAGES The equal sign, “is”, will identify Which of the 2 things you should try. Numbers on the same side - multiply 20% of 55 is __ .20 x 55 = 11 And if not, you divide “IS” by “OF”! Oh,my! 11 is ____% of 55 11 divided by 55 = .20 or 20% I am very impresed with your dad's ability to make difficult concepts - easy! (IN MEMORY OF Raymond Giroud, who passed away at 87 on Oct. 27, 1997)

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