Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Page 128: Representing Percents

For this scribe, I was assigned to do questions 3, 7, 11 and 13.

Shindi commented to a friend that “some percents would be easier to show if we shaded the parts that were not included in the percent.” Explain what she means. Which percents are easier to show using Shindi’s method? Why?

Shindi meant that for some percentages, it
would be better to colour in the parts in a 10x10 grid that are not included in the percent because it will be easier to identify the percent.

7. Represent the percent in each statement on a grid.

a) Attendance at the fall fair increased
by 3.2% this year.

b) The average mass of a Singapura cat is about 0.13% of the mass of a Siberian tiger.

c) The length of the Yukon River is about 230% of the length of the Fraser River.

11. The land area of Alberta is about 113% of the land area of Saskatchewan. Use hundred grids to show how the land area of Alberta compares with the land area of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan = 100%
Alberta = 113%

a) Use a calculator to convert 1/3 to a decimal. How could 1/3% be shown using a hundred grid?

1/3 converted into a decimal is 0.3 repeated.

b) Why are percents involving repeating decimals sometimes difficult to show on a hundred grid?

Percents involving repeating decimals can be difficult because you need to know how to convert a repeated decimal onto a grid. Also, repeating decimals never end.

Here is a link on percents.

The video below helps you to find percentages.


  1. GREAT JOB MARIE! Your scribe included pictures of your own work, link, video, and colors to help us identify important informations. Also, I liked the way you included the questions for each number so we don't have to look in the electronic textbook. PERFECT POST! KEEP IT UP!

  2. Great job Marie! I liked how included pictures, color, a video and a link. Keep it up! :)

  3. Nicely done Mari! It looks really thought out! I liked how you only coloured the questions and the keywords! The pictures,link,and the video were a great help! Keep up the great work!

  4. Amazing job Marie !! :) I liked how your post had a bit of everything plus it was very organized. Nothing bad to say about it, keep it up !

  5. Good Job Marie! I like how you added the questions,pictures,link,and a video! Keep up the Goodwork!

  6. Great Job Marie! Your scribe is very organized, also great job on posting pictures, video and a link. Keep it up!

  7. Excellent work Marie! I like how some of the font color is changed to represent the important parts and the video also helped a lot too!

  8. Thank you for all the comments, everyone! I really appreciate it.

  9. Great job Marie! I liked how you had a video, link, pictures, and colors. Also your scribe was very neat & organized. Keep it up!

  10. Good Job Marie!
    I like how you add your own pictures, a video, colour, a link, and you explained everything very well. Also evrything was very organized. Keep it up! (: