Percent Word Problems | Numberless Word Problems

Percent Word Problems | Numberless Word Problems
Percent Word Problems | Numberless Word Problems
Percent Word Problems | Numberless Word Problems
Percent Word Problems | Numberless Word Problems
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Have you heard of numberless word problems? Using numberless word problems is great way to change your students' thinking about problem solving and help them become resilient problem solvers! This set of 10 numberless word problems will help engage your students in mathematical discussion about percent word problems.

Percent problems include:

  • writing a value as a percent when compared to a whole
  • finding a part of a total when given a percent
  • scaling a value when given a percent

Included in this set:

  • 10 sequenced problems that progress from numberless to traditional story problems
  • a two page teacher guide with instructions on using numberless word problems with your students (Read through the teacher guide in the preview to learn more about numberless word problems!)
  • a full answer key with ideas on the progression of the problem for each phase

Check out the preview to read the teacher guide and get a glimpse at two of the question series!

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Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.
Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
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