Percentages Starters:Estimating Percentages: Estimate the percentages of full circles and rectangles the 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: Simple percentage questions appear on screen then fade every 8 seconds. This Starter is customisable. 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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Curriculum for Percentages:Year 5Pupils should be taught to recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal more... Pupils should be taught to solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, ⅕, ⅖, ⅘ and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25 more... Year 6Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison more... Pupils should be taught to recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts. more... Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to solve problems involving percentage change, including: percentage increase, decrease and original value problems and simple interest in financial mathematics more... Pupils should be taught to define percentage as ‘number of parts per hundred’, interpret percentages and percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal, interpret these multiplicatively, express one quantity as a percentage of another, compare two quantities using percentages, and work with percentages greater than 100% more... Pupils should be taught to interpret fractions and percentages as operators more... Years 10 and 11Pupils should be taught to set up, solve and interpret the answers in growth and decay problems, including compound interest {and work with general iterative processes} more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 19 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Nikki Jordan, Braunton School, Devon: "Excellent. Thank you very much for a fabulous set of starters. I use the 'weekenders' if the daily ones are not quite what I want. Brilliant and much appreciated." Comment recorded on the 17 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Amy Thay, Coventry: "Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I have so much material to use in class and inspire me to try something a little different more often. I am going to show my maths department your website and encourage them to use it too. How lovely that you have compiled such a great resource to help teachers and pupils. Comment recorded on the 18 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs. Peacock, Downe House School and Kennet School: "My year 8's absolutely loved the "Separated Twins" starter. I set it as an optional piece of work for my year 11's over a weekend and one girl came up with 3 independant solutions." Comment recorded on the 9 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Liz, Kuwait: "I would like to thank you for the excellent resources which I used every day. My students would often turn up early to tackle the starter of the day as there were stamps for the first 5 finishers. We also had a lot of fun with the fun maths. All in all your resources provoked discussion and the students had a lot of fun." Comment recorded on the 21 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Trainor And His P7 Class(All Girls), Mercy Primary School, Belfast: "My Primary 7 class in Mercy Primary school, Belfast, look forward to your mental maths starters every morning. The variety of material is interesting and exciting and always engages the teacher and pupils. Keep them coming please." Comment recorded on the 1 August 'Starter of the Day' page by Peter Wright, St Joseph's College: "Love using the Starter of the Day activities to get the students into Maths mode at the beginning of a lesson. Lots of interesting discussions and questions have arisen out of the activities. Comment recorded on the 1 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Phil Anthony, Head of Maths, Stourport High School: "What a brilliant website. We have just started to use the 'starteroftheday' in our yr9 lessons to try them out before we change from a high school to a secondary school in September. This is one of the best resources online we have found. The kids and staff love it. Well done an thank you very much for making my maths lessons more interesting and fun." Comment recorded on the 23 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Judy, Chatsmore CHS: "This triangle starter is excellent. I have used it with all of my ks3 and ks4 classes and they are all totally focused when counting the triangles." Comment recorded on the 28 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Malcolm P, Dorset: "A set of real life savers!! Comment recorded on the 26 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Julie Reakes, The English College, Dubai: "It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages." 
Notes: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:Compound Interest Calculator: A customised online calculator for quickly finding the solutions to compound interest problems. 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. Percentages Activities:Estimating Percentages: Estimate the percentages represented by the diagrams. Express as a Percentage: This selfmarking 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 multilevel quiz on finding percentages. The lower level questions can be done mentally while the highest level questions require a calculator. Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world. Percentages Videos:Percentages: A short silly animated music video. What Are Percentages?: A lighthearted look at percentages from Math Antics. Percentages Worksheets/Printables:Test Scores To Percentages: A printable conversion table for teachers needing to convert a lot of test scores to percentages. Percentages External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Percentages are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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