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From: D.K.singhsiddhu

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2014112104:06:30
Subject: Re: What persentage of something makes something?

On 2006112815:55:43, Berrin Cerit wrote:
>	Hi!
>I have been preparing myself for an interview to be able to enter
>secondary maths teaching course. I suppose to choose an age group and
>a level together with a  topic to make a five minutes individual
>I decided to teach percentage (actually it suppose to be only
>introduction part of a lesson) to year 9 and level between 5-7.
>I have been reading as much as I can to see the reality of teaching
>every aspect. 
>I found this site by chance and read first couple of messages about
>teaching percentages. 
>Thanks to every one whose shared their experiences. I have got some
>idea when I was reading yours and would like share it with you. I
>it will help you to make your job easier.
>Example: What  %  of  11  is  55?
>                  X=           100
>                              <
>                        of <
>                         <
>                       <
>                  11 > > > > > >55
>                         is
>In here; 'WHAT' means 'X', 'percent' means '100',
>'of' means 'multiply', 'is' means 'divide'.
>Now we can put this simple instuction into calculation form.
>            X = (100 x 11) / 55 = 1100 / 55 = 20
>Always follow the same directions to set the numbers and unknowns in
>the same place before you construct the calculation form.
>Do you think it will help you to teach percentages easier? I hope so.
>If so, wish me luck please. My interview on 5th December 2006!

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