Authors: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)
Collection: Learning Materials
This video gives learners the chance to become more familiar with decimals, fractions and percent as they relate to the eighths and sixteenths fraction families.
It includes three problems of increasing complexity. Learners are asked to pause the video while they work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.
The instructor also offers some shortcuts to speed up common calculations. For example, based on earlier instruction, learners already know that one-eighth is equal to 0.125 or 12.5 percent. Therefore, if they need to convert three-eighths into another format, they can simply multiply 0.125 or 12.5 percent by three.