Read, write, order and compare simple percentages, and understand simple percentage increase and decreases (a) Understand percentage as the number of parts in every 100 (b) Know that 100% is the whole

Percentage Dice Game

Submitted by Sue Knox on Sun, 2017-01-15 18:09

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8

Resource type: Game

Level: E3, L1, L2

A simple but effective dice game to help students become familiar with, and practise, calculating percentages of amounts. You will need to customise 2 dice by writing amounts on one and percentages on the other.

Percentages of amounts

Submitted by Samuel Sao on Fri, 2016-09-16 18:57

Pre-entry: N1/M6.3

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

PPT covering

  • Percentages of simple amounts (10%, 50% etc).
  • More challenging amounts (e.g 15%)
  • Percentage increase and decrease.
    Each objective has examples, followed by tasks.

Miniature Earth percentages

Submitted by Helen Connell on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:34

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video

Using a video from YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6eTr4ldDYg) about the miniature earth I have created this PowerPoint on percentages. It will work well with John Thompson’s easy percentage worker-outer and Margaret Adams’ Calculating percentages as quantities (links below under “See also”).

Shares game

Submitted by Keith Burnett on Sun, 2012-05-13 13:08

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.10, N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.9

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game

A set of cards that can be used to play a game where students have shares in a small company. Each group of three players receives ‘market updates’ in the form of cards that require them to divide a number in a ratio, or find the value of an amount given the value of part of the amount. Students are encouraged to keep full financial records.

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.

The Budget

Submitted by Leia Fee on Wed, 2010-06-30 22:12

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

Context: Business & Money management, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan

A fabulous, very clear lesson plan ideal for money-management / personal finance classes. The mathematical focus is on percentages (VAT) but it also covers rounding and extracting data and can be used in mixed ability classes from E2 -L2.
The plan also includes links to online Budget videos, a ‘chop or not’ game, VAT calculators and more!
Also suitable for underpinning L1 Functional Maths, and linked to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).

Percent squares

Submitted by Debbie Ellis on Tue, 2009-08-11 17:25

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A hands-on, very visual introduction to percentages and simple equivalent fractions.

You're in the money

Submitted by John Thompson A on Fri, 2007-05-04 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L2.8, MSS1/L1.1, N2/L1.5

Context: Independent living

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

A resource based on catalogues (Argos and Littlewoods) that works especially well with younger students. 2 versions, differentiated for Level 1 and Level 2. Covers addition and subtraction (money) and percentages.

Car percentage activities

Submitted by Saul Pope on Sun, 2007-03-18 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N2/L1.10, N2/L2.7

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Use a copy of Auto Trader (or similar) to select and buy cars – working out deposits and monthly payments. Then buy cars to do up and sell at a profit!

Equal opportunities

Submitted by Jan Robinson on Tue, 2007-03-13 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, N2/L1.10

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Level: L1

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Equal opportunities maths makes a great quiz for college Equal Ops weeks etc. Once you have checked the answers to the quiz you can complete percentage questions to put the statistics into perspective.

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