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This inquiry lesson is aimed to extend learning and explore students understanding of percentages as they verify; test other cases; make conjectures; and reason, generalise and prove. Students can work collaboratively to determine the answer to various 'percentage of' questions, comparing their answers to other prompts and statements. Students then identify commonalities and patterns in their answers. Many examples of students' responses to the prompt are provided for analysis. Teachers can use the inquiry as a teaching tool and to probe questions to assess student understanding.

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Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Additional learning support, Assessment advice, Assessment task, Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Extension
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Growth mindset, Feedback, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Structuring lessons, Worked examples
Keywords percentage

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections ICT general capability, Numeracy
Strand and focus Algebra, Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Fractions, Operating with number, Percentage, Decimals, Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA158 Find percentages of quantities and express one quantity as a percentage of another, with and without digital technologies.
National numeracy learning progression Operating with decimals
Multiplicative strategies
Number patterns and algebraic thinking
Operating with percentages - OwP5

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