**Task Name : **Fractions, Decimals, Percentages Doughnuts |
**Task Level : **G (Grade 6) |

**Semester : **1 |
**Topic :** Decimals and Percentages |
**VC Strand : **Fractions and Decimals |

**Web Address : **http://maths.crusoecollege.vic.edu.au/fdG |

**Equipment Needed : **Photocopies of tenths, hundredths and thousandths squares. Sixteen doughnut puzzle pieces. |

**Victorian Curriculum outcome : **Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. |

**Task description :** Students solve the doughnut puzzle by creating four four-domino doughnuts where the meeting ends are equivalent. Once they have done this, they prove each connection using decimal and fraction squares. |

**Assessment options : **Photograph of doughnuts with proofs. |

**Teacher notes : **Some proofs are much harder than others: particularly those that involve thirds. Encourage students to see that percentage means “out of 100” and so all percentages should be done with a hundredths square. |

**Downloads : **Doughnut percents cards Fractions and decimal squares |