Decimal, Fraction and Percentage Equivalencies ELA Extension: Cosmic Education
Pg. 2: Combining Grammar, Cosmic Education, and Math Instruction Page
Pg. 3: Combining Grammar, Cosmic Education, and Math Passage Topics
Pg. 4: Combining Grammar, Cosmic Education, and Math Level 1 Worksheet
Pgs. 5-6: Combining Grammar, Cosmic Education, and Math Level Two Worksheet
Pgs. 7-9: Combining Grammar, Cosmic Education, and Math Level Three Worksheet
Pgs. 10-15: “The First Great Lesson” Passages
Pgs. 16-24: “The Coming of Life” Passages
Pgs. 25-32: “The Coming of Humans” Passages
Pgs. 33-36: “The History of Writing” Passages
Pgs. 37-43: “The History of Math” Passages
This follow-up extension is designed for students who have a solid grasp of
fraction, decimal, and percentage equivalencies, ordering decimals, and a
strong background in the parts of speech.
On the following pages, you’ll find 66 different reading passages divided into the
Montessori Cosmic Education topics of the Great Lessons.
- The First Great Lesson
- The Coming of Life
- The Coming of Humans
- The History of Writing
- The History of Mathematics
Each passage was written for children in the 9-12 classroom. This activity could
be presented as a follow-up to the initial presentations of each of the Great
Lessons or simply as a task to spark curiosity and inspire independent research.
After reading a passage, the student will be presented with a follow-up
worksheet. This pack contains 3 different versions of increasing complexity.
These follow-ups will ask the student to return to the passage and count the
listed parts of speech. The passages each contain exactly 100 words, so students
are able to record the number of occurrences as a fraction out of 100, as a
decimal, and as a percentage without any issues. They are also asked to
represent the decimal visually on a hundredths grid. A dictionary may be helpful
when it comes to identifying challenging parts of speech.
After identifying the number of occurrences for each part of speech on the
worksheet, the student will be asked to order the decimals from least to greatest.
Depending on the complexity of the worksheet, they may also be challenged to
record a short summary and/or illustrate the passage they just read.