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Number Sense and Percents

The essence of the content revolves around developing number sense to efficiently handle percentages without the need for a calculator, emphasizing pattern recognition and mental math.
  • Number sense is an intuitive understanding of numbers and arithmetic patterns, crucial for mathematical proficiency.
  • Developing number sense involves curiosity and engagement with math, allowing for the recognition and application of numerical patterns.
  • A key strategy for handling percentages involves starting with finding 10% of a whole number, and sometimes 1%, to simplify calculations.
  • This method is presented as both a logical and creative approach, accessible to learners at different levels of mathematical comfort.
  • Practical examples illustrate how to apply this method to solve percentage problems efficiently, encouraging practice without a calculator.
Introduction to Number Sense
Developing a Strategy for Percents
Practical Applications and Examples
Encouragement for Practice