Supplement lessons on fractions, decimals, and percents with this three-step activity.
1. students log the time spent daily in 14 categories of activities (eat, sleep, school, text/phone, chores, etc) over one week.
2. they divide the category totals by the number of hours in a week, then convert these decimals to percent.
3. they graph the data on a circle (pie) graph.
Included with the teacher introduction are:
• printable instructions for each of the three parts
• a printable blank chart for the one-week activity log
• a printable blank chart for converting the data to decimals and percents
• a printable blank 100-segment circle graph and key.
• a suggested rubric
Students enjoy (and sometimes find surprise in) seeing a visual representation of how they spend their time.
Possible extension: If your school practices writing across the disciplines
, this activity is a good one to use as a writing prompt.
You might be interested in this five-day unit, Ratios, Fractions, Decimals, Percents - Converting, Comparing, Ordering.
This resource includes task cards, worksheets, a study guide, assessment, and a cross-curricular (art) enrichment activity.
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