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### Are percentages useful in real life?

Subject taught
- Math

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Students will develop their selfâ€“directed learning and problem solving skills while learning to understand what a percentage is and how it can be used in real life situations.

Description
General aims:
- to explain what a percentage is, how to use it in real life situations and how to apply percentage calculations.
Linguistic aims:
- to express understanding and experiences
- to introduce key vocabulary: percentages, per cent, one hundredth, fractions, decimals, fractional parts;
- to use key vocabulary to explain what a percentage is and how it can be used in real life situations;
- to understand the content.
Subject specific aims:
To understand what the word percent means; to learn how it can be converted to a fraction; to re-write a percentage as a decimal number, percentage increase and decrese, student is able to find 50%, 10%, 25%, 33% and other simple percentages of quantities
Target group age: lower secondary school students (13-14 years old).
Level of competence in English (CEFR) B1/B1+
Time required to use the resources with the students: 2-3 lessons
Firstly, teachers need to select vocabulary items that learners need to know and understand in order to be able to process the input in the videos and tasks (see the description of Percentages Script and Glossary on the website and use described ideas).
Next, teachers can use the videos and discuss the content with students in English. Then, it is a good time for Percentages Exercises (project website). Students work in pairs and discuss answers in English. Depending on time teacher can introduce more exercises presented on slides (project website).

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