Unit 3, Lesson 13# Benchmark Percentages

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The goal of this lesson is to help students understand the connection between benchmark percentages and common fractions. This lesson builds on understanding of equivalent fractions, multiplying fractions, and dividing by unit fractions from grades 4 and 5. Let's contrast percentages and fractions. Learning targets: when students read or hear that something is 10%, 25%, 50%, or 75% of an amount, students know what fraction of that amount they are referring to.