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Type of Product
- Online module
Language Skills Developed
Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Student will develop self-motivation, analytical skills, problem-solving skills.
Student will have basic knowledge about percentages and will be able to solve problems involving the calculation of percentages. For example, of measures, and such as 15% of 300. One will know basic vocabulary in English connected with percentages. Student will develop positive learning habits such as organisational and problem-solving skills.
- to read English with ease
- to understand content
- to communicate learning experience
- to learn new vocabulary
- to master tools for gathering information
- to express understanding and experiences
- to enable students to understand topic correctly
- to develop academic language
- to translate words connected with percentages in English into the mother tongue using one’s own words.
Subject specific aims:
- student knows the definition of percent
- student is able to find 50%, 10%, 25%, 33?% and other simple percentages of quantities
- student is able to find a value after a percentage change, using decimal multipliers
- student is able to find what percentage one amount is of another.
- student is able to find a value before a percentage change
- student is able to deal with compound changes
- student gains confidence in their math skills
- student is better prepared for standardized testing.
Target group age:
Students from primary school (13-15 years old), before using the resource they need to know and understand the definition of percent, be able to do basic operation with fractions and decimals. What is more, this slide can be used by anyone who wants to do mathematical operations with percents, also by grade teachers who wants to teach percentage using English.
Level of competence in English (CEFR)
Time required to use the resource with the students:
The teacher can use the resource with the students for many lessons depends on curriculum.
How to use it
This resource assumes that students have a basic knowledge of what a percentage is and fraction/percentage/decimal correspondences. Before using the slides the teacher should ask the student in English:
“What is the percent?”, “Do you know the symbol of the percent?”
“How to change fraction into decimal?”, “How to change percent into fraction?”, , “How to change percent into decimal?” “How to calculate fraction of quantity?”,“How to calculate 50% of quantity?”
The teacher highlights some new words for students in English and students should find the translation these words into the mother tongue and write down the new words in English in the notebook with the right translation in their own words.
Teacher can use slides during one’s lesson as a lecture but it can be also a homework for a student to practice a material at home.
There are 43 slides with theory and exercises.
Possible difficulties for the students
Students who have poor knowledge of English can have problems with understanding the content. Students who has problems doing basic operations with decimals can face difficulties in solving math problems with percentages.
The resource provides interesting self-directed learning, it can be used by teachers and students as well. The strength of the slides is an extremely rich content, easy methods to understand, and a simple sentence structure. It presents 43 slides with theory and practice. What is more, the pictures and diagrams presented in the slides help to picture in student’s mind what a percentage looks like. This resource is designed for teachers to use as a visual aid supporting the understanding of percentages. Pupils can practice the skills of mentally calculating percentages by doing the online, self-marking exercise. In my opinion this resource is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers, it is intuitive and usable. A layout is focused on ease of use, and ease of reading. The quiz can be attractive for teenagers. Consistent design allows the user to focus on the message. The resource could be more visually appealing to students and provides complete solution to all exercises not only answers.
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