This is a great way to introduce or practice calculating percents with your students in a fun way – with Smarties! (or any other multi-colored candy)
Complete with photographs, the teacher page explains how to use the activity in your classroom.
Smarter Balanced Math Claim #4 has been incorporated into this activity through students converting fractions into decimals and then percents using a real world example. Students will then visualize the concept of 100% through graphing their results on a pie graph.
Common Core and Smarter Balanced Aligned.
Smarter Balanced Claim #4 – Modeling and Data Analysis
“Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.”
Need to deepen student understanding of this concept? Try The Upper Elementary Estimation Jar #2: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Estimation-Jar-2-Percents-Decimals-Fractions-and-Graphing-SmarterBalanced-748061
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