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: Calculating percentages through practice problems highlighting mental maths skills, In Your Head: 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.
Small images of these Starters :: Index of Starters Percentages Advanced Starters:Double or Half?: At ten percent change per day is doubling achieved faster than halving? Grandmother: How far would grandma have travelled after a suitably large number of days given her walking regime? Hundred and Fifty Percent: Divide 110 into two parts so that the larger part is 150% of the smaller part. Rich or Poor?: An interesting outcome of percentage increase and decrease Square Root of 1%: What is the square root of one percent?
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... 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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:Visualise Percentages: If you can picture in your mind what a percentage looks like you may be better able to preform mental calculations. Fractions Decimals Percentages: Revise the methods for converting fractions to decimals and percentages. Quick Percentages: Practise calculating simple percentages in your head with this animated visual aid. Compound Interest Calculator: A customised online calculator for quickly finding the solutions to compound interest problems. Percentages Activities:Percentages Quiz: A multilevel quiz on finding percentages. The lower level questions can be done mentally while the highest level questions require a calculator. 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. Particular Pipes: Construct the pipes using a set number of pieces with lengths given as fractions, decimals or percentages. Express as a Percentage: This selfmarking quiz requires you to work out what one quantity is as a percentage of a second quantity. Express Percentage Puzzle: Drag the numbers into the percentage statements to make them true. Fractions, Decimals, Percentages: An exercise on converting fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages and percentages to fractions. Percentage Change: Test your understanding of using percentages with this self marking quiz about percentage change. Estimating Percentages: Estimate the percentages represented by the diagrams. Percentage Switch: Practise percentage increase and decrease calculations by completing this table. Interest: Practise using the formulas for simple interest and compound interest. TwoStep Percentages: An exercise in which each problem requires two percentage calculations to find the solution. Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world. Percentages Videos:Percentages In Your Head Video: It is really useful to have some mental strategies for working out percentages in your head. Express as a Percentage: Here are some examples showing how to express one quantity as a percentage of another. Percentage Change Video: When you have mastered working out percentages you can then apply that skill to calculating percentage increase, decrease and reverse percentages. Fractions Decimals Percentages Video: A reminder of the quick methods of converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. 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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"HELP! How do you convert a fraction to a percentage? Do you multiply by 100 or do you multiply by 100% ? Textbooks differ and I have been having a conversation which is leaving me undecided. You can see the discussion here"