Percent of a Number: Rock Climbing

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What percent of the 100 ft. rock has Marta climbed? Young mathematicians find the percent of number (the rock height) by moving the climber up and down the rock.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a way to introduce finding the percent of a number
  • Assign the link to Google Classroom and have class member complete the interactive at home
  • Model how to use the interactive before allowing students to manipulate it on their own
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires that all users have a free CK-12 count setup to access the interactive
  • Assumes learners can find the percent ration of a number greater than 100
  • Provide paper for pupils to workout some of the problems, expecially the last one
  • The last question provides an opportunity for discussion amongst classmates
  • The learn more link allows for additional practice and instruction on finding the percent of a number
  • Uses a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions
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