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)

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
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/E3.2
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.8
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
Context
Business & Money management
News, Politics & Government items

Practise percentages starts with a some questions based on the results of a survey in a college canteen – emphasising that percentages are ‘out of 100’. There is also a separate set of simple percentage increase / decrease questions.

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.9
N1/L1.8
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A thoughtful worksheet that is bound to provoke discussion about the ‘best’ way to work out percentages and helps learners see the links between decimals, percentages and fractions. Also suitable for L2 Functional Maths.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L1.9
Functional Maths

The percentage worker-outer is a brilliant step by step guide to working out any percentage – no calculator or lengthy written methods needed. With examples, practice questions and extra blank ‘worker-outers’.

Level
L1
Maths
Mental maths
N2/L1.9

A budgeting activity that is ideal for teenagers and will prompt plenty of discussion on the realities of managing money. Comes with salary cards, rent cards, supplementary cards, balance sheets and extra extension sheets on percentages. With full teaching notes and ideas for further customisation.
First written for a group of teenagers with motivational and concentration difficulties due to a range for reasons including dyslexia, ADD and autism.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
N2/L1.5
AN N2/L1.7
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
General
Autistic spectrum support
Dyslexia support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.8
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.7
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

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
L1
Maths
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.9
N2/L1.8

Good worksheet with useful help on turning a percentage into a fraction to help solve real life problems.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
Adult Numeracy N2/L1.3
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/L1.2
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8

Good worksheet with useful help on quick ways of calculating with common percentages.

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.9

Premier League numeracy. Makes a great beginning of term activity for mixed ability (E3-L2) groups – especially if the group includes some footie fans!
With lots of questions about the 2007 Premier League table. Covers a range of number elements inc. fractions, tables, percentages and formulae. A small research question is also included that requires learner to find the latest league table.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.5
Maths
N2/E3.1
N2/L1.1
N2/L1.9
N2/L1.11
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L1.5
AN N1/E3.1
AN N1/L2.4
Context
Sport