Percents Greater than 100%

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about the approaches your classmates used for solving problems with percents greater than 100%.

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • Can you make a diagram to illustrate what you are saying?
  • Can you write an equation or expression that represents the relationship you are describing?
  • Did you use the context of the problem (that is, what it was about—money, attendance, rainfall, or snowfall) to help you check that your answer made sense? If not, how do you think the context of a problem might help you determine whether your answer makes sense?