This week students have been working on converting between fractions, decimals, and percents. So to show their understanding the shakers came out.
Groups were given a shaker with 1 six sided die and 1 twelve sided die. I did this to cut down on improper fractions. To make sure we avoided improper fractions students were instructed to flip them over if they rolled one.
The six sided die represented the numerator and the twelve sided die represented the denominator.
Students shook their shakers to create a fraction. They then recorded it on the "Shaker Sheet" I created for them.
After the fraction was written down, they had to convert it to a decimal and then to a percent.