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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 PGCE >secondary maths teaching course. I suppose to choose an age group and >a level together with a topic to make a five minutes individual >presentation. > >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 in >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 hope >it will help you to make your job easier. > > WHAT PERCENTAGE OF SOMETHING MAKES SOMETHING? > >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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