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# Inquiry-Based: The Relationship Among Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Part 1

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A mind map and group discussion lead to real-world connections to fractions, decimals, and percents.

These resources are part of KET's Math Instructional Strategies: Number Operations collection.

Background Essay

For many adult students, fractions, decimals, and percents can be difficult to understand. Often, students will state that they can "do" one or two of these representations, but that they are no good at the others. One possible remedy to the common misconception that fractions, decimals, and percents are more different than alike is to introduce the relationships first, then work with the skills and other concepts necessary for mastery.

Discussion Questions

• When you learned about fractions, decimals, and percents, did you learn them separately or together? Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the way you learned how to work with them.
• Describe the methods and activities you have used to help students master fractions, decimals, and percents.

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