Percents Math Talk

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Get your students talking about percents! Snapshot Math to Talk About: Percents includes 25 questions and tasks designed to be snapshots of learning, reviewing, or recycling of skills that promote math discourse. Snapshot Math to Talk About: Percents can be used to complement your current curriculum after initial instruction has taken place.

The snapshots vary in difficulty and skill level to promote conceptual learning and deeper thinking. Some snapshots focus on vocabulary, others focus on students creating problems to solve, while still others focus on explaining the mathematical understandings related to the skill/concept. Some snapshots are open-ended and have more than one right answer. Collaboration is encouraged through some of the snapshots where students are asked to work with and talk with another classmate. Snapshot Math can be used as a math warm up at the start of class, as a review after the day’s lesson, as a part of small group instruction, as an independent task, or as a formative assessment.

Different snapshots can be used to provide for differentiation. Modeling with a snapshot using a think aloud and scaffolding can be used to support different readiness levels. Snapshot Math provides short bursts of math that encourages deeper thinking and fosters math talk. Pick and choose the snapshots that will work best with your students and your learning goals. Have students create a snapshot to go along with a current unit of study using the blank template.

Skills referenced in Snapshot Math to Talk About ~ Percents:
-percent basics
-percent related to fractions and decimals
-percents greater than 100%
-find the part, whole, percent
-different strategies: benchmark fractions, mental math, proportions
-estimating percents

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