# N2/L1.8

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

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.
I usually play this game with low ability students after teaching them a fail-safe calculator method for working out percentages of amounts, but it can be adapted for higher level learners.
It also helps to reinforce that 0% of a number is nothing and 100% of a number is all of it.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8

## Percentages of amounts

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.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L2.7
N2/L1.10
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8

## Miniature Earth percentages

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”).

Level
Level 1
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## Shares 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. As a differentiation task for confident students, it is possible to calculate the percentage change in value of the shareholding at the end of the game.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N2/L2.9
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L2.7
AN N1/L2.3
N2/L1.10
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8
Context

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

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:

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N2/L2.4
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.6
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.1
AN N2/L1.7
AN N2/L1.6
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N1/L1.8
N2/L2.7
N2/L1.2
AN N2/E3.3
N1/E3.7
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.1
N1/E2.6
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8

## The Budget

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).

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N2/E3.2
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.8
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
Context
News, Politics & Government items

## Percent squares

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

Level
Level 1
Maths
N2/L1.8

## You're in the money

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.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
AN N2/L1.5 Calculate with decimals up to 2dp
N2/L1.8
AN N2/L2.8 Find percentage parts of quantities and measurements
Context
Independent living

## Car percentage activities

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!

Level
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.8
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L2.7
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

## Equal opportunities

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.

Level
Level 1
Maths
N2/L1.10
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8