# The Craft of Word Problems

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 04.05.09

- Introduction
- Rationale
- Mathematics Standards
- Strategies/ Role of the Teacher
- Percentage Review
- The Percentage Formula(s)
- Additional Ways to use the Formula (1)
- Extensions of percent
- Conclusion
- Reading List: Electronic Resources
- Print Resources: Teacher
- Print Resources: Student
- Mathematics Standards Appendix
- Notes

### Unit Guide

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## Mathematics Standards Appendix

This unit is designed in accordance with the following mathematics standards:

- - Content Standard 1.0 Number Concepts, Arithmetic, and Operation Concepts: Students will: understand, represent and use numbers in a variety of forms in real-world and mathematical problem situations; compute accurately and make estimates with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, integers, and rational numbers.
- - Content Standard 3.0 Function and Algebra Concepts: Students will understand and use the concept of a variable.
- - Content Standard 5.0 Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning: Students will: formulate problems from situations and given data; develop and apply a variety of strategies to solve problems-particularly multi-step and non-routine problems; will make and evaluate conjectures and arguments; verify, validate, and interpret results and claims, and generalize solutions.
- - Content Standard 6.0 Mathematical Skills and Tools: Students will use estimation to assess the reasonableness of results.
- - Content Standard 7.0 Mathematical Communication: Students will: express mathematical ideas and arguments with clarity and coherence; comprehend mathematics from reading assignments and from other resources.