is Farhat Hadi from Pakistan. I selected the topic of "PERCENTAGE"
for my online course. I am sending my project template here.
Please have a look at it and give me your responses.
Designing a Problem-Base Unit Template
Problem Name/Title: How can we connect
Percentage with our World.
Teacher's Role:(i) Mentor to the students
(ii) Provider of resources
Student's Role: Researchers and presenters
Time Frame for the Unit: 1 week
Meet the Problem: The students will be told that
Mathematics is not a subject only but it's a vast field and
there is a significance role of Percentage in our lives inclusive
of usual dealings. They would acknowledge how prevalent the
concept of Percentage is even in our surroundings. This will
motivate them to start this project.
Know: Students should know:
(i) Basic definition of Percentage and its symbol.
(ii) Conversion of Percentages into Fractions.
(iii) Conversion of Percentages into Decimals.
(iv) How to manipulate Percentages and solve problems involving
(v) How to solve problems on personal and household finance
and simple financial transactions.
Need to know: Students should
need to know:
(i)Aspects of data collection such as how to word questions
and how to record the data they collect.
(ii) Analyze the ordered numerical data by describing the
shape and important features of a set of data.
(iii) Compare related data sets, with an emphasis on how the
data are distributed.
(iv) Carry out simple unit conversions, such as from centimeters
to meters or feet to inches.
(v) Calculate Percentages given various types of data.
(vi) Compare data through the use of Percentages.
(vii) Construction of Bar graph and Pie graph.
Students will enjoy real world scenario that explores
the topic of Percentage. Being the researchers how can we
relate daily life examples with the concept of Percentage.
Questions such as "What factors does a business consider
before setting prices?" Engage students in thinking critically
about Profit and Loss.
Information gathering and Sharing:
(i) for gathering the information the students will be
utilizing the reference books available in school library.
(ii) Discussion with their teacher.
(iii) Using graphs as source of information.
(i) For sharing the information they will conduct class
(ii) Share their findings as Pie graph or Bar graphs.
Generating possible solutions and determining a fit:
*Students will be able to realize the importance of Percentage
in real life.
*Do the discussions.
*Handling money in real life.
*Making graphs for comparisons.
(i) The Students will enjoy Mathematics.
(ii) The Students will get the opportunity to learn with
their own efforts.
(iii) The students will become better problem solvers.
(iv) The students will get the idea that how important the
topic of Percentage is in every field of life.
(v) The students will be able to recognize and evaluate different
Curriculum Compass: The main focus of the project is
to make the students to learn to apply the Mathematics in
their daily lives.
Curriculum areas covered:
Embedded instruction activities to meet the outcomes:
1.What is a Percentage?
2.How to express Fractions as Percentages?
3.Difference between profit and loss.
4.How to find out Percentage profit and loss?
5.Role of Percentage in our daily lives.
6.How to construct Bar and Pie graph?
7.How to make the comparisons?
1.Collaborating in groups and its usefulness.
1.How to use reference materials?
2.How to read graphs?
3.How to interpret charts and graphs?
1.What is the use of Percentage in our lives?
2.Why graphs help us in comparisons?
3.Why do we know about profit and loss?
1.The teacher will need to monitor students. The expectation
is that they will participate and stay on task.
2.Mcq's, quizzes, word problems will be given to assess the
3.The teacher will observe the student's ability to work independently
and in groups.
4.The teacher will grade student's presentations according
to a rubric.
Debriefing the problem/process:
Debriefing is a very constructive tool because it will
help the students to have a feeling of completing a task as
well as it will recall their memories. The best thing is by
this project they will go in the depth of the topic where
as by doing the exercises in copies they just rote the formulae,
but after practical work they will get to know the topic much
better and will find it interesting and it will clear to them
Other concerns and/or notes:
1.The most important concern is "Time" that
can be given to this project as students have to complete
their curriculum and give their tests according to their already
prepared time table by the administration.
2.To keep them motivated from beginning to an end.
3.Keep their findings in a proper way.
Definitely children will learn a lot more like this and that's
why we call it "Learning with fun".