# How do you figure?

The sample 7th and 8th grade units and lessons are intended to lead students through real life sciences.

## Sample Unit of Practice

Mathematics is fun and exciting. Check out our sample unit lessons on ratios and proportions.

### Proportions and Percentages

The lesson objectives are to identify and calculate proportions and percentages.

Learners use the Internet to determine the number of electoral college votes available for the states of California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Using the information gathered the student will calculates the percentages of available votes for each state relative to the total of these states.

"Is it possible to win the election through the electoral college without winning popular vote?"

## Web Quests

### Is there good credit?

In this quest students examine the concepts of credit. Along the way they use simple interest formulas to determine the cost of using credit cards for purchasing holiday gifts or is it better to save for the holidays.