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# Percents

Strand: Number
Outcome: 3

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

• The general outcome focuses on developing number sense; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on illustrating the use of rate, ratio, percentages and decimals in solving problems.
• The specific outcome focuses on understanding percents greater than or equal to 0%, including greater than 100%; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on representing and applying fractional percents, and percents greater than 100%, in fraction or decimal form and vice versa.

Percents addresses the following outcomes from the Program of Studies:

Strand: Number
Specific Outcome:
 3 Demonstrate an understanding of percents greater than or equal to 0%, including greater than 100%.

## What is a Planning Guide?

Planning Guides are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

See Bibliography for reference information.