Percent is a part of our daily lives. Whether you are shopping, working, or interested in sports, you have used
have been selected to explore how percent is used in
people's daily lives, and to give examples of how it is used in yours.
You will explore some online resources for percent concepts and applications.
You will then explore how percent is used in people's daily lives using the
Internet and other media. Lastly, you
will identify specific examples of how it is used in your daily life. These tasks will require a computer, access to the
Internet and other media, paper and pencil.
Process Part I: Exploring Basic Concepts
- Go through our instructional unit on Understanding Percent.
- Be sure to complete the interactive exercises at the end of each lesson.
Complete our Percent Worksheets.
Go through our answer
keys for item 3..
- Try our
Percent Goodies Game.
- Try our Percent
Process Part II: Exploring Applications
- Go through our instructional unit on Percent
- Be sure to complete the interactive exercises at the end of
- Go through our Percent Applications Worksheets.
- Go through our answer
keys for item 3.
Process Part III: Exploring Percent in Daily Life
Explore the sites below, then find more information using the Internet and
other media (see other resources below).
- Read about Percent
- Try our Loan Calculator.
- Explore Credit Cards
Income Tax (external site)
Process Part IV: Identifying Specific Examples From Daily Life
- List 20 ways people use percentages in their daily lives. Use your own
words and be specific.
For example, "People use percentages to compute their mortgage
- Think about how percent is used in your daily life. Think of specific
examples of how it is used with the things that you do and like.
For example, "When I go shopping, I use percentages to find the sale price and discount on clothing
in the store."
- Create a worksheet with ten specific problems involving percentages from your
daily life. Include a section at the end
- Create an answer key for your worksheet.
- Exchange you worksheet with a classmate or family member.
- Search engines
such as Bing,
- Other online sources of data, such as
for sports statistics.
- Other media such as magazines, newspapers and television.
- Make a list of all the sources from which you gathered information (e.g.
sports section of the newspaper).
- Have a classmate or family member complete your worksheet, including the
- Identify and correct any errors you had on your worksheet and answer key.
- Identify the most and the least challenging uses of percent in your daily
Congratulations! You learned how percent is used in daily life. You were also given an opportunity to share
specific examples of its use in your daily life.
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