Using Fractions, Decimals, Percents In Functional Calculations

Once a student has mastered basic calculation, it is important to translate these skills into functional life skills to increase independence even if the student does not follow a grade level math curriculum.  NLG has developed and used the teaching procedures in this write-up to teach students to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents, without visual supports and generalize these skills to practical applications including applying calculating tax, tip, sale price, discount, retail price, and recipe quantities in functional situations using a calculator.  This write-up includes a step by step process for students who have prerequisites and provides 4 visuals of learning materials presenting the needed equations.