Estimating Percentages: Estimate what percentages of full circles the red sectors represent.
Fractions Decimals Percentages: Convert fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages and percentages to fractions.
High Interest: Finding a good personal loan requires an ability to calculate percentage and this page provides some practice.
In Your Head 1: Here are the simple percentage calculations everyone should be able to do in their heads.
Odd Percent Out: A number of simple percentage calculations are given. The answers are in pairs. Which is the odd one out?
PercenTable: Complete the table by calculating common percentages without using a calculator.
Quick Percentages: You have 10 seconds to answer each of the percentage questions.
Scaramouche: Can you work out from the five clues given what the mystery number is?
Sid's Schemes: Work out which is the best scheme for Sid to choose for his summer bonus. One scheme involves a common misconception about percentages.
Structured Settlement: Without a calculator match a a pie slice to a calculation to an answer.
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Percentages provide a useful and common way to express a part of a quantity. The word is derived from the Latin per centum meaning “by the hundred”. Although percentages are usually used to express numbers between zero and one, any ratio can be expressed as a percentage.
Percentages Teacher Resources:
Fractions Decimals Percentages: Revise the methods for converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
Percentages: Practise calculating simple percentages in your head with this animated visual aid.
Estimating Percentages: Estimate the percentages represented by the diagrams.
Express as a Percentage: This self-marking quiz requires you to work out what one quantity is as a percentage of a second quantity.
Fraction Percentage: Match the fraction with the equivalent percentage. A drag and drop self marking exercise.
Fraction Percentage Pairs: The traditional pairs or Pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of simple fractions and their equivalent percentages.
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages: An exercise on converting fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages and percentages to fractions.
Interest: Practise using the formulas for simple interest and compound interest.
Percentage Change: Test your understanding of using percentages with this self marking quiz about percentage change.
Percentages: A multi-level quiz involving percentages. The lower levels deal with simple percentages while the higher levels provide practice in calculating more difficult percentages.
Pie Charts: Estimate what the pie chart sectors represent.
Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world.
Percentages: A short silly animated music video.
What Are Percentages?: A light-hearted look at percentages from Math Antics.
Test Scores To Percentages: A printable conversion table for teachers needing to convert a lot of test scores to percentages.
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