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

A series of lessons in which students in grades 5 and 6 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.

Using School Lunches to Study Proportion

A project in which proportion, ratio, and percent are used to analyze the nutritional value of student lunches. Sample student work included.