# Middle School Math Stations: or Centers: Percent, Decimals, Fractions

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Even when students are in middle school or the intermediate grades, they benefit from a variety of teaching strategies including the use of stations or centres!

But they are a lot of work to prepare!

This ready-to-go set of 5 stations will supplement a unit about fractions, decimals, and percent.

Ways to Use: You can break your class into 5 groups and have them rotate one at a time through the centres, giving them 10-20 minutes at each one. Or, start students at certain centres and then allow them to move around at their own pace as long as no one centre gets too full. I find these are a great resource as you are finishing your unit and preparing for the unit test.

Station 1: Students solve four word problems using percentages.

(optional: set out white boards for students to use)

Station 2: Students play a game to practice calculating sales & tax.

(supplies needed: 6-sided dice)

Station 3: Students design a floor plan and calculate what percent of the space each room occupies.

Station 4: Students practice converting between percent, decimals, and fractions and play an online game.

(optional: set out laptops or tablets for the online game extension)

Station 5: Students apply what they have learned to a real-life problem, and practice writing and drawing about their mathematical thinking.

Grades to Use With: These stations work well for grades 5-7 or high school special education classes.

Standards:

CCSS6.RP.A.3c

Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

CCSS7.RP.A.2a

Decide whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin.

If you like these stations, check out other ones in my store:

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7 Page PDF:

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5 Stations