The example shown was a lesson starter (10minutes) and plenary session (5-10minutes)
To provide the children with a real life example of where they could find fractions, decimals and percentages, we looked at some of the cards from the Xbox / Playstation game 'Fifa Ultimate Team'.
Using a Powerpoint, that simulated opening a pack of cards from the game, the children were presented with a range of Premier League footballers. From this they were presented with the following task to assess their current understanding.
What ratios can we find in a pack of Ultimate Team cards?
What proportions (fractions) can we find?
What percentages or decimal values can you find?
Look at the card colour (Bronze, Silver, Gold)
Look at the team played for.
Look at the nationality.
At the end of the lesson (looking at fraction and percentage word problems) we revisited the cards to see which ones had sold. 6 of the cards had sold (2 silver and 4 gold).
The children were then challenged to create a word problem that reflected what had actually happened to the cards, including a fraction or percentage as an answer.
Although quite a challenging task to end the lesson, there were some good examples created.