POWERFUL Visuals to help you find the Percent of a number

“I watch helplessly as my child’s love for learning slowly DETERIORATES, retreats, and utterly stagnates. I want a boost! I want us to move forward with math, or at least to stop going backward!” Isn’t it burdensome, as a parent, to watch our kids slide in math?! Precisely when it comes to finding the percent of a number. For every question, our kids have the same response

Are you just getting started with percentages? Start HERE with our Vote “Yes” for fun Math: The best intro to percents EVER! 

Questions like, “What is 5% of 40?” poke holes in our kid’s math confidence, if not gently introduced with powerful visuals. But what if there was a math video lesson that was less than 8 minutes that used linking cubes to teach percent of a number? source

At MFM, we are committed, to walking alongside you through the math maladies, figures foibles, subtraction stress, percentage pain, and number nonsense!

In this math lesson, join Amy, Math Specialists, as she uses powerful visuals to demonstrate 5% of 40 using linking cubes! Finally, a gentle, visual, and explicit explanation of the percent of a number!

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So, gather your tween or teen, click “Play” on today’s math lesson!

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MFM Authors

Matthew Lyda

Matthew Lyda

Multisensory Math Specialist

Matthew is a Blue Belt in Shotokan Karate, a happy husband, wilderness lover, drummer, and a voracious reader! He works with students one:one as well as in group classes.
Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Multisensory Math Specialist; VP of Grades 7-12

Amy is a certified teacher with a Masters in Education and a Bachelor of Arts. She enjoys photographing the Pacific Northwest landscapes, walking her dog, rock climbing, and searching for humpback whales. She works with students one:one as well in group classes.