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Building Percent Dolls: Connecting Linear Measurement to Learning Ratio and Proportion

Joan Moss; Beverly Caswell 

September 2004, Volume 10, Issue 2, Page 68

Abstract:
A series of lessons in which grade 5/6 students use measurement activities to design and construct proportion dolls. This article highlights how measurement can connect learning about percents, decimals, and proportions. Activity ideas are provided for teachers to implement this activity in the mathematics classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Performance-based assessments
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Perimeter / Circumference
Student Work
Representation
Similarity / Congruence
Ratios / Proportions