Friday, 17 March 2017

Solving Problems with Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

WALT: Solve addition problems with tenths by changing one number into a whole number.

This week in maths we learnt about solving problems with fractions, decimals and percentages. One main thing I learnt was that when the question seems like a addition, it can be turned into a subtraction equation. For example: Jeff has 9.7 metres of rope. Brad has 8.6 metres of rope. What is the difference the between?
Some people may solve it like this: 8.6 + 0.4=9.0   9.0 + 0.7=9.7   0.4 + 0.7=1.1
How I solve it: 9.7 - 8.6=1.1


  1. Nice work Talita! I like your description about your learning. It's awesome to see your thinking process clearly in the working out area.

  2. Hi Talita,
    Good work on your decimals and percentages you have done really excellent work on your maths I think you should do more problems so you can be the smartest in your school. Great work mathematician :)

    1. Hi George,

      Thank you for the feedback. I have been doing some problems at home (to get smarter). Make sure that you keep on blogging.