## Number Sense and Percents

Summary
The essence of the content revolves around developing number sense to efficiently handle percentage problems without the need for a calculator, emphasizing pattern recognition and mental math strategies.
• Number sense is an intuitive understanding of numbers and arithmetic patterns, developed over time through curiosity and practice.
• A key method for handling percentages involves starting with finding 10% of a number, and sometimes 1%, to simplify calculations.
• This approach is presented as both a logical and creative way to solve percentage problems more efficiently than traditional methods.
• Examples demonstrate how to apply this method to various percentage calculations, illustrating the process and potential for mental calculation.
• Practice problems are provided to encourage the application of these strategies, highlighting the importance of practice in developing number sense.
Chapters
00:01
Introduction to Number Sense
00:43
The Method for Handling Percents
01:34
Applying the Method: Examples
03:57
Practice Without a Calculator