# N2/L1.9

Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements (a) Understand that there are different ways of calculating percentages, and be able to use at least one preferred method effectively (b) Understand that knowing a range of methods for use with different numbers can make life easier than a single method applied to all numbers (but the choice remains the learner's)

## New Job - Functional Skills

Submitted by Hannah Yates on Fri, 2017-06-02 13:52

#### Level: L1, L2

A differentiated resource to recap many number & measure skills and to help learners with the skills needed when looking for or applying for a job.

## Percentage Dice Game

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

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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.

## Percentages of quantities top trump cards

Submitted by Judith White on Sun, 2012-03-04 13:19

#### Resource type: Game

A set of cards where learners have to find percentages of money.
Note that it is percentage of not off – this should be discussed.

Use as a paired game. Learners share the cards between them, then both turn over one card each. They work out how much their card is worth then the “winner” or person whose card is worth more keeps both cards. Play continues until 1 player has all the cards.

Adapted from Emma Shaw’s Fractions of quantities top trump cards see below.

## Calculating percentages as quantities

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Fri, 2011-09-16 18:44

#### Level: L1, L2

Beautifully clear worksheet to be used in conjunction with John Thomson’s “percentage worker-outer” (see below). It is staggered to build up skills slowly – making it particularly good for the less confident learner who needs lots of practice.

## Multiple choice numeracy revision cards

Submitted by Karen Spear on Sat, 2011-09-03 18:43

#### Level: L1

Five wonderful sets of multiple choice revision questions covering Level 1 ratio, mean & range, fractions, percentages, and number (mostly place value & rounding). Each set consists of 9 cards and is individually mapped to the numeracy curriculum.
Cut up into cards and use as required. Use individual sets for targeted revision or mix with other sets of cards for general revision.

## Decimals, percentages, fractions and rounding learners' resource

Submitted by Han Dunsterville on Sun, 2011-04-17 14:58

#### 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.

## Bubble method - for finding percentages of any number

Submitted by John Thompson B on Sat, 2011-04-09 14:23

#### Level: L1, L2

Step by step method for working out any percentage using easy mental maths methods such as dividing by 10 or 100; doubling and adding up. An example is included and a blank “bubble template “ to users to use with their own percentage problems. A smart notebook version of the template is also included.
Please note you must have the Smart Notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the Notebook resource http://smarttech.com/

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