Understanding systems, being able to analyze situations, as well as more specific functions as doing taxes and shopping for bargains, are all based in this type of thinking. It really separates adults from children when it comes to both math and life! Give it the priority it is due!

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Relationships among Fractions, Decimals and Percents

- Rick's Math Web -- A great page from a great site! Lots of tutorials, demonstrations, worksheets and activities on fractions from Rick's Math Web!
- Fraction
Conversion -- This amazing site has more activities than you can shake a fraction at ...
all designed to help students understand fractions, their properties,
and how they relate to integers and decimals. Included on this page are
calculators which convert mixed numbers to improper fractions, compute
all factors of a given integer, calculate Greatest Common Factors and
Least Common Multiples, and reduce proper fractions.
Check out these interactive quizzes! Students are given multiple choice math questions on the topic of their choice (topics include Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Ratio, Percent, Units of Measurement, Metric System, Rational Numbers, Geometry, Algebra) and can select specialty problems within each topic! After submitting an answer, students receive automated feedback, and the site keeps a "scorecard" of the problems completed

**All About Fractions**From AAAmath.com, dozens of lessons and activities surrounding fractions, including converting fractions to decimals, percents, and scientific notation.- Fresh Baked Fractions -- Fun from funbrain.com! An online game where the goal is to find the fraction that is not equivalent to the others! Choose from four levels of difficulty.
- Fraction and Decimal Drills -- Dozens of online worksheets for practicing essential fraction and decimal skills, along with a brief online fraction tutorial.
- Fractions and Decimals - Webmath -- From the Discovery School Online, a great series of lessons and demonstrations on Fractions and Decimals.
- Decimal Conversions -- A comprehensive site with several activities for converting decimals to fractions (and vice-versa)!
- Decimals to Fractions -- It may be easy to convert a fraction into a decimal, but what about converting decimal into fractions? This applet page lets you type in a decimal, and will find several fractions that are perilously close to being equal
- Percentages From George Mason University, an overview of computing percentages. Several real-world examples! Several helpful hints, including the conversion of fractions to percentages.
- Percent
Lots of activities - including calculators and practice tests - that explain
percentages and their relationship to decimals and fractions.
**Converting between Percentages and Fractions**

- What
is a percentage?
## SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

- Scientific Notation - Regent's Prep Site -- A great site developed by the New York Dept. of Education to help students prepare for their mathematics exams! This page includes the following lessons and activities: Introduction to Scientific Notation, Changing Standard Form to Scientific Notation, Changing Scientific Notation to Standard Form, Multiplication/Division with Scientific Notation, Practice with Scientific Notation.
- AAAmath - Scientific Notation -- From AAAmath.com, great lessons and activities surrounding scientific notation.
- Scientific Notation Basics -- This site explains the basics of scientific notation, and includes several challenging problems along the way!
- Powers and Exponents
- Expanded
Notation and Decimals

- Scientific Notation -- These three pages provide a comprehensive overview of scientific notation, exponents and expanded forms. Dozens of activities, and several quizzes!
- What
is an exponent?

- Properties
of Exponents

- Exponents/Reciprocals
-- From George Mason University, an entertaining, brief introduction to exponent
concepts and terminology, an overview of several key exponent concepts,
including reciprical and distributive properties, and a detailed look
at the reciprical properties of exponents.
**Dr. Math - Lessons in Scientific Notation** **Scientific Notation**

**Scientific Notation: Conversions**

- Scientific
Notation: Exponents

- Scientific
Notation: Why Use Exponents?

- Scientific
Notation: Significant Digits

- Scientific
Notation: Positive and Negative Exponents

- Scientific
Notation: Rounding to One-Digit Accuracy
RATIOS, PROPORTIONS, PERCENT **Ratio, Proportion, Percent - Regent's Prep Site** - Proportions
Lesson

- Proportions
Practice

- Ratio
Lesson

- Ratio
Practice

- Percent
Lesson

- Percent Practice
- Proportions

- Rate
and Ratio

- Percent -- These three pages provide a comprehensive overview of ratio, proportion and percents. Dozens of activities, and several quizzes!
- Ratios
and Proportions

- Percentages -- From George Mason University, these pages provide definitions and explanations of key concepts surrounding ratio and proportions, and computing percentages.
- Word Problem Drills - Percentage -- A great on-line interactive drill! See how accurately you can solve word problems on Percentage! Immediate feedback!
- Percentages from Data -- Dr. Math describes how to calculate statistical percentages from real-world data, using one of the most entertaining student questions ever asked!
- Solve for X in a percentage equation -- Dr. Math shows how to calculate percentages algebraically!
- Ratio
and Proportion PageA
wealth of information on ratios and proportions, including a module on
distance, rate and time.
**ONE- AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHS**- Graphing Relations -- Several great activities that provide an excellent introduction and overview to graphing of data!
**Graphing on Number Lines**-- From Math for Morons Like Us, a series of lessons on how to plot number line graphs!- Graphing Applet -- Great applet that allows you to change dimensions of an equation, and watch how the graph of a line changes!
- Graphing
Equations -- From
Syracuse University, a brief tutorial on graphing equations.

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