This product is a lesson plan for introducing percents. It has an art integration component for students who may need a break from math or for students who enjoy math but taking a creative approach to conceptualizing the math!
This product includes a Warm-up question, 2 pages of Conceptualized Notes, Music with Percents along with PowerPoint Slides with percents, Coloring Activity (that will take about 30-45 minutes), and a Homework assignment.
2) Notes: Modeling Fractions and Percents
The purpose of this page is to relate fractions to percents.
3) Notes Continued: Fractions, Decimals, Percents
This page visually represents percents, but connects them to fractions and decimals.
4) Music Hook while passing out Coloring Activity
*Ask students “What do you realize about the first five percents in the lyrics?”
*You want them to get to the point where they realize that they add up to 100%
5) Have students to work on the first page of Percent Personality
Do an example with your students. Have them realize that the sum of their percents should be 100%, which would represent 100% of them.
***Common mistake***: Students will treat each color or interest as one whole and will say something like 100% for liking their phone, and 80% like music. In order to help them understand what it means by “100% of me”, have them put 0% in for the ones that don’t apply to them. Then have them rank the remaining colors/interests from what applies to them the most to least.
*Give students who have a hard time with number sense a calculator to check their work. Check their first page before they color.
*This is an individual assignment. But having the students socialize, you’ll see that students will start to have conversations about percents which is AWESOME!
6) Have students to work on the second page of Percent Personality to model their percents
*Students can write their name in the blank rectangle.
*Art work can be put in their notebook as a reference or can be displayed on a bulletin board.
**Homework**: Students will use multiple choice assignment to see how well they can relate percents to decimals and fractions.