My younger son is currently in the review section on percents in his algebra book. Last night he chose a fairly standard problem on percents for our movie. The arithmetic with fractions tripped him up a little, though. The first video shows his struggle:
After we finished the problem I decided to propose an alternate solution just to get him a second round of fraction practice. His work here was really good, but the fraction arithmetic at the end still also gave him a tiny bit of trouble:
You never know what’s going to give a kid difficulty and it is interesting to watch them try to work through these unexpected struggles.