Rational Numbers 3 Ways
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Key Standards Supported
Ratios And Proportional Relationships
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.
The Number System
Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division; know that the decimal form of a rational number terminates in 0s or eventually repeats.