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In the grade 8 program, students tend to run into difficulty problemsolving with percentages. In particular, this occurs when (a) they need to find the whole (unknown number problem) when the percentage for the other number is provided, (b) the change with percent increase/decrease, and (c) calculating the unknown percent increase/decrease. The activity you carried out with the tree drawings in Module 5 Lesson 1 could really help to solidify how proportions work using percentages which in turn would be beneficial to helping students understand how percentages work in situations abc above. I will definitely pivot after the first planned lesson before moving on to the second planned lesson. This should save a lot of time and grief for students. I can feel the confidence building in them already.