**Day 3
“Percent or per cent?”**

“Percent or per cent?”

Objective: Through the output of this lesson students will
hopefully understand the beginning

concepts of percentages by dividing the dollar into quarters. Students will also
be able to convert

between percentages, decimals and fractions. Along with the beginnings of
multiplying decimal

numbers together.

Tools: Fraction puzzle (25¢)

“Percent or per cent?” worksheet

Instruction: To begin students will receive the Fraction
puzzle using quarters. I will then ask the

children to show me multiple money values using the puzzles, and then
incorporating the

percentages of a dollar. Where as $0.50 is also 50% of a dollar. Through
explanation and hands

on activity, students will begin to grasp the one quarter is 25% of $1.00 and so
on. After this

comprehension I will then begin to demonstrate the association between percents,
decimal, and

fractions. (i.e.: 50% = .50 = 2/4) Students will come up to the board in order
to demonstrate

these associations, but limiting the boundaries with the use of quarters only.
In addition to

introducing percentages, I will cover the concepts and proper steps to multiply
a decimal value to

another decimal value. (i.e.: 5.00 x .25 = 1.25)

Assessment: Aside from the completion of the worksheet
“Percent or per cent?” Students will be

demonstrating there understanding of this concept by using the Fraction puzzle
manipulative in

order to display the fraction, decimal (dollar notation), and percentage of the
whole.

**“Percent or per cent?”**

Write the following amounts in the form of a decimal.

1. ¼ = _____ 2. 75% = _____ 3. 50¢ = _____ 4. 25% = _____

5. $0.75 = _____ 6. 100% = _____ 7. 2/4 = _____ 8. 4/4 = _____

Write the following amounts in the form of a fraction.

9. 70¢ = _____ 10. 50% = _____ 11. 0.25 = _____ 12. $0.75 = _____

13. 1.00 = _____ 14. 25% = _____ 15. 75% = _____ 16. 30¢ = _____

Write the following amounts in the form of a percentage.

17. $0.50 = _____ 18. 25¢ = _____ 19. 100¢ = _____ 20. $0.75 = _____

Complete the following multiplication of decimals.

25. After a week of collecting spare change, Paula, Sue,
and Tom want to see who has the

greatest percentage of money. Below is a list of the coins and how many they
collected for

each person. It is now up to you to find their totals and then find the
percentages. Who

has the most coins? Who has the greatest percentage and what is that percentage?

Paula | Sue | Tom |

2 quarters | 5 pennies 1 dime 2 nickels |
2 quarters 5 nickels |

**Day 4
“SALES, SALES,
SALES…But what’s my final
price?”**

“Sales, Sales, Sales…but what’s my final price?”

Objective: The overall goal within this lesson will be for
students to be able to find the final sale

price after applying a percentage off. Through this demonstration students will
be reviewing

their skills with subtracting and multiplying decimals, while also gaining the
proper steps in

order to calculate such a figure.

Tools: “Sales, Sales, Sales…but what’s my final price?”
worksheet

Instruction: Within this lesson I will once again review almost everything that
has been learned

in the prior lessons. We will review how to convert and recognize the
association between

percents and decimals, multiplying decimals together, and finally subtracting
decimals from one

another. Aside from basic review and rehearsal of already taught skills, it will
be necessary for

me to introduce an organized procedure in order for students to be able to find
the actual price of

an item after it has been put on sale. I will present the following steps to my
students:

-convert percentage to a decimal value (i.e.: 25% = .25)

-multiply your found decimal value by your original value (i.e.: $1.00 x .25 =
.25)

-once this value is found, take your product away from your original sale price
to find

your final sale price (i.e.: $1.00 - .25 = $0.75)

Assessment: In order to best assess a student’s
performance with this concept will be to have

them complete the worksheet entitled “Sales, Sales, Sales…but what’s my final
price?”

**“Sales, Sales, Sales…but what’s my final price?”**

Find the given percentage for each given dollar amount.

1. 50% of $2.00

2. 25% of $5.00

3. 75% of $4.00

4. 25% of $3.00

5. 100% of $5.75

6. 75% of $6.00

Complete the following subtraction problems.

7. $3.56 - $2.34 = _____ 8. $5.00 - $2.25 = _____ 9. $7.80 - $2.80 = ____

At Gary’s Grocery Market there is a sale for all items.
For each given grocery list below,

find the total and then apply the given percentage off to find the final sale
price. (Note:

Individual sale prices are listed below the lists.)

List #1 | List #2 | List #3 |

5 oranges | 3 bananas | 12 strawberries |

1 pineapple | 2 loaves of bread | 5 donuts |

1 loaf of bread | 4 donuts | 1 gallon of milk |

3 blocks of cheese | 2 gallons of milk | 2 blocks of cheese |

2 head of lettuce | 1 stalk of celery | 3 heads of broccoli |

25% off final sale | 75% off final sale | 50% off final sale |

Fruits | Bakery | Dairy | Vegetables |

Orange-35¢ | bread-$1.50 | milk-$2.25 | lettuce- 95¢ |

Banana-15¢ | donut-40¢ | cheese-$1.75 | celery- $1.25 |

Strawberries-50¢ | broccoli- 80¢ | ||

Pineapple- $3.75 |

**Day 5
“A Trip to Gary’s Grocery
Market”**

“A Trip to Gary’s Grocery Market”

Objective: The objective of this day will be for students
to applying all subject matters learned

during this unit. Not only will they be assessed with paper and pencil, but
through peer

assistance and team efforts to help and encourage others to excel and present
their abilities to the

rest of the class.

Tools: Penny Pincher Coupon Game

“A Trip to Gary’s Grocery Market” worksheet

Instruction: Students will be split up into 5 groups at
the beginning of this lesson period. At this

point I will pass out envelopes filled with a variety of coupons. I will explain
to the students that

every group has a different variety of coupons in which they will apply to the
grocery list that I

will provide for them. There will also be cards with total sale price discounts
in which they have

to apply to the total sale price. Upon receiving the grocery list they will
begin to total up the sale

prices and apply all discounts and coupons. While making sure students know it
is not a race but

more of a time for peer sharing and group analysis; when enough time has passed
students will

then present their methods making sure to have each student to present a portion
of the exercise.

After completion of presentation I will adjust to reviewing any specific skills
needed to complete

the worksheet.

Assessment: Not only will the students be given the
worksheet of “A Trip to Gary’s Grocery

Market,” but they will be assessed aurally by presenting the steps they took in
which to complete

the Penny Pincher game.

**Summary**

Throughout this process I have found that creating a unit
of lessons, is quite a daunting

task. Not only do you have to decide what topic to cover, but you have to make
sure that it

applies to the PASS standards, along with creating manipulatives and finding
resources or

generating your own worksheets in order to assess the students. Though I
consider myself a

creative person, it is very easy to find ones self in a stand still trying to
think of something

different and new. Aside from those, one must evaluate the abilities of the
class and adjust

accordingly if need be; without being in a classroom you find yourself second
guessing the

lessons and skills in which you intend to teach through that day. Though you
feel capable

enough and understand the topic that you want to present, you must be able to
retrograde back to

the most basic of levels to ensure the comprehension of every student. From this
my already

esteemed respect for educators of the world has grown even more just from a unit
only covering

a theoretical week.