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Lesson Plan

Summer Daze by Illuminations


Mathematics (NYS P-12 Common Core)

Grade Levels

Intermediate, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade


Students begin by breaking down a typical summer day into a variety of activities and the amount of time they spend on each. They then translate their activity times into a simplified fraction, a decimal, and a percent. Students create a pie chart for this information that is unique to them. Students who struggle with the calculations will have the opportunity to practice these conversions by playing a game that can easily be differentiated for various levels of learners.


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Summer Daze

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