# Decimals & Percents

Description

Make sense of math! Using number sense, algorithms and hands-on manipulative, kids tackle math problems found in real-life situation. Whether splitting a pizza evenly, estimating the cost of a new toy or graphing the results of a science project, math is encountered in many forms. Students will grasp the importance of math in everyday life and learn how to solve a problem by using different strategies. This exciting video series salutes math heroes from architects to marine biologists, and enables kids to test their math mettle in fun game show segments. Using memorable tips, clear examples and colorful graphics, "Math for Children" takes the mystery out of math!

Decimals & Percents:
Like fractions, decimals and percents are other ways of naming the parts of a whole. In "Decimals & Percents," students will discover that decimals name numbers that are less than one and learn that percents compare numbers with 100. Is .25 larger or smaller than .4? Tenths grids, hundredths grids and number lines come to the rescue, and are also used to identify decimals and demonstrate adding subtracting. Kids also discover that it pays to understand all about decimals and decimal points when dealing with money. From pieces of a chocolate bar to the price of a movie ticket, decimals and percents are a big part of everyday life!

DVD Features:
- Spanish Language Track
- Discussion Questions
- Chapter Select
- Closed-captioned

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