Identify equivalencies between fractions, decimals and percentages (a) Understand that fractions, decimals and percentages are different ways of expressing the same thing (b) Know that percentages are fractions out of 100 (c) Know that decimal fractions are expressed in tenths, hundredths and thousandthspercentages.

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: L1, L2

Simple yet very useful and effective templates for depicting and/or visualising fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Fatal Affraction

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Sun, 2018-01-07 18:21

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, GCSE N10, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3

ICT: Using ICT

Free tags: Stretch & Challenge

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2, GCSE L1-5

This is a set of worksheets in a MS Excel workbook that deals with fractions. – Sheet one: a set of pictures (pie charts) that shows fractions from halves to tenths – Sheet two: equivalent fractions with two pie charts, learners can input fractions and see if they are equivalent by looking at the shape of the pie charts – Sheet three: starting to look at fractions being equivalent to decimals with two pie charts one for fractions and one for decimals – Sheet four: a ‘playground’ for learners to input various fracti

Numeracy: N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Originally written for the written for the AQA Unit Award (mathematics) unit number 74964, this purely numeric (no “word type problems”) set of questions is ideal for revision or homework. Covers all combinations of conversion: fraction to decimal, percentage to fraction, etc, etc. plus simplifying / cancelling down. Mapped to adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

The Penny Farthing problem

Submitted by Janet Wilkins on Mon, 2011-06-06 13:09

Numeracy: N2/L2.2, MSS1/L2.7, N2/L2.6

Context: History, Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A short yet challenging set of Level 2 questions based on the Penny Farthing bicycle and pre-decimalisation currency. Ideal for getting students thinking when they return after a break. Covers using formulae (calculating circumferences), and working with decimals / fraction and equivalents.

Exploring fractions and misconceptions

Submitted by Helen Holt on Wed, 2011-05-25 14:57

Pre-entry: Numeracy

Numeracy: N2/E3.1, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2, N2/L2.1

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards

This is a PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching or revising the basic concepts of fractions and exploring common misconceptions held by students. This presentation also explores the link between fractions, decimals and percentages and the sharing of fraction amounts.
I have used the resource with Functional Skills and Skills for Life classes ranging from Entry 2 to Level 2 students.

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N1/E2.6, N2/L1.1, N2/L1.10, N1/E3.7, N2/E3.3, N2/L1.2, N2/L2.7, N1/L1.8, N2/L1.3, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.2, N2/L1.5, N2/L1.6, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.1, N2/L2.3, N2/L2.6, N2/L2.9, N2/L2.4

Resource type: Interactive worksheet, Resource generator

Level: E3, L1, L2

This spreadsheet is designed to enable students to check their own work; but also to learn about what happens when you add two decimals, or multiply two fractions, and so on.

The spreadsheet consists of the following sheets:

  • “Mult-div by 10-100-1000” allows a student to input a number and explore the effect when multiplied or divided by 10, 100 or 1000.

World Cup Top Trumps playing cards

Submitted by Roger Willoughby on Tue, 2010-06-08 22:22

Numeracy: N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Free tags: FIFA World Cup 2010

Context: Sport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game

A fabulous way to practise decimal, fraction and percentage equivalents. Set of 32 cards (Excel) and accompanying rules (PDF). For two or more players.

FDP Happy Families card game

Submitted by Judith White on Thu, 2009-09-24 17:25

Numeracy: N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Game

Level: L1, L2

FDP Happy Families card game is a great way to reinforce and assess learners’ knowledge of fraction-decimal-percentage equivalents.


Submitted by Gary Collinson on Thu, 2008-05-08 16:53

Numeracy: N2/L2.2

Resource type: Resource generator

Level: L2

A very useful fill-in-the-gaps table for practising decimal – fraction – percentage equivalents. Prints as 2 pages inc. answer sheet.

Water content of fruits & vegetables

Submitted by Keith Ball on Thu, 2008-02-07 16:53

Numeracy: N2/L2.2, N2/L1.11, N2/L1.7, N2/L2.9

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Water content of fruits & vegetables provides interesting practice with percentages, rounding decimals and calculator use.

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