# Percent of a Number Investigation

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Explore how to use fractions and decimals to find the percent of a number in this interactive, self-led investigation. Students will have fun completing the student-centered activity, allowing you to provided the supportive role as the teacher.

Through scaffolding, students begin with simple examples and specific steps to follow. These steps will help your students understand how fractions and decimals can be used to calculate the percent of a number. In the second component of the investigation has students will see a side-by-side comparison of answers as they work with fractions and decimals to calculate various percents of numbers. This investigation will also reinforce the skill of multiplying by both fractions and decimals.

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Actis Standard investigations are a great way to teach students the how's and the why's of math. Target your students' number sense with every investigation they complete! In essence, the investigations are designed to make the content visually appealing and student self-led. Your students will actually understand why the steps work and how they make sense.

Note: This investigation will be bundled as part of an entire percents unit available in the very near future. Search for "Unit 6: Percents" for more details.
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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4 pages