Lesson Plan

Rational Numbers 3 Ways

Show your middle schoolers how fractions, decimals, and percents go together
Kelly A.
Classroom teacher
Ladue Middle School
St. Louis, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor

Students will be able to...

  • change rational numbers to equivalent forms (fractions, decimals, and percents)
  • express ratios as percentages
  • change fractions to decimals using division
Grades 6 – 7
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1 Introduction

Start by showing students how fractions, decimals, and percentages all go together using virtual manipulatives. After showing a few examples, have your students see if they can model given rational numbers using the interactive manipulatives.

2 Explore

Free to try, Paid

The adventures in Wowzers will guide students through converting fractions to decimals and percentages in a fun way. The game-based format and instant feedback will help your students develop a solid foundation in these skills. If you notice that some of your students are struggling, you can easily create intervention groups within the Wowzers platform to address learning needs.

3 Practice

Free to try, Paid

Once your students are ready to practice independently, they can practice converting rational numbers on IXL. The program gives students instant feedback as they answer questions, and continuously updates their “SmartScore” to help them monitor their mastery. IXL is a great alternative to paper-and-pencil homework, too!

4 Assess

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Kahoot is the cure for boring pencil-and-paper quizzes! The quiz-game format and fast pace keep students engaged and excited as they show what they know. At the end of the game, you will have valuable data about which students have mastered the concepts around rational numbers and which students need more support.

5 Reflect

After you’ve completed all of the activities in this flow, you can keep track of student mastery using Metria’s planning suite. Conference with individual students about their performance, and use Metria’s built-in tools to plan interventions and teaching strategies for students who might need more help.