# N2/L2.9

Evaluate one number as a percentage of another

(a) Understand that this may require changing a fraction to a percentage, and that it can be done in different ways

12 very useful multiple choice, topic-based Functional Maths questions.

Covers percentages of amounts, percentage discounts, recognising the correct calculation, percentage increase, interest rates, and more.

Ideal for assessment or revision.

**Editor’s note**

No answer sheet.

This is just one of a set of 10 worksheets.

I have created this worksheet to assess learners studying maths at level 2 in solving practical problems which involve extracting and interpreting discrete data from a table and also calculating a percentage increase.

**Editor’s note**

With Functional Maths and Adult Numeracy curriculum mapping

An updated version of Gordon Noblett’s 2011 resource (see below). This version includes the correct tax allowances and information for 2012-13. It also includes an answer sheet. The original description is repeated below.

*Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.*

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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.

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

**Please note an updated 2012-2013 version of this resource, and an answer sheet, is now available.See below.**

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:

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

**Profit and loss** workbook covers gross profit, net profit, percent gross profit and calculating selling prices of a dish.

[img_assist|nid=4265|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=47|height=100]*How do I cost a dish?* workbook covers costing individual ingredients and entire dish along with extension activities.

A challenging series of tasks based on food nutrition labels. Also covers ordering/comparing decimals, pie charts, extracting information from tables, etc.

Happy percentages was used in pilot functional skills classes and is a great way to encourage reluctant learners to think about percentages by relating them to their own lives. Encourages the development representing and interpreting skills – in addition to including step by step help with calculation of percentages (analysis).

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