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Number Sense and Percents

The essence of the content revolves around developing number sense to efficiently handle percentage problems without the need for a calculator, emphasizing pattern recognition and logical reasoning.
  • Number sense is an intuitive understanding of numbers and arithmetic patterns, crucial for solving math problems efficiently.
  • Developing number sense involves curiosity and engagement with math, noticing and applying patterns to solve problems.
  • A key strategy for handling percents is to start by finding 10% of a number, and sometimes 1%, to simplify calculations.
  • This approach is presented as both a logical and creative method, accessible to learners at different levels of math proficiency.
  • Practical examples illustrate how to apply this method to solve percentage problems quickly and without a calculator.
Introduction to Number Sense
Applying Number Sense to Percents
Practical Examples
Practice and Application