Build Skills in Equivalent Conversions
Welcome to "Conversions Rock," an engaging math program for grades 6–8 newly expanded for higher standards. The lessons and worksheets are designed to build and reinforce the important skills of converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages, as well as to encourage critical thinking. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, this program aims to provide skill-focused, real-world math to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Getting Started: The lessons and activities guide students to develop skills for equivalent conversions through a young band called The Conversions. Each member of the band has a math specialty he or she uses to help make the band successful. Nikki, the guitarist, is fascinated by fractions. Dezzy digs decimals. Bailey is a pro with percentages.
Guide your students to learn key features about fractions and how to convert them to equivalent decimals and percents. Also show them the related concepts of ratio and proportion.
Help your students understand decimals and how to convert them to equivalent fractions and percents.