The Percent Equation

Watch the whole video, not just part of it. An instructive video shows how to solve percent problems using equations. It describes finding the whole, given the part and the percent; finding the part, given the percent and the whole; and finding the percent, given the part and whole.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class create problems for classmates to solve
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must be able to solve proportions
  • Note that the video uses algebraic representations
Pros

  • Provides additional practice questions
  • Highlights different methods to solve problems
Cons

  • Shows only one example of each type
Common Core