This "secret message" activity will amuse your students and teach them about using the part and the percent to find the whole. For example, 5 is 20% of what number? (25)
Directions: In each row, use the part and the percent to find the whole. You can write fractions to help you. Write a fraction in the part-to-whole form. Circle the letter next to the greatest whole value in each row. The first one has been completed for you.
At the end, read the message from top to bottom. It reads, "Found the whole." (The other letters spell "Just part of it.")
And all you have to do is copy it! The prep is all done for you. It's easy to check. Just see if they found the secret message! It's up to you to determine how much work you require your students to show. Use it as group work, homework, enrichment, or extra practice.
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Thanks, and enjoy!