Identify equivalencies between fractions, decimals and percentages (a) Understand that fractions, decimals and percentages are different ways of expressing the same thing (b) Know that percentages are fractions out of 100 (c) Know that decimal fractions are expressed in tenths, hundredths and thousandths.

Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, Basic Skills Agency / DfEE (2001, 2006)

## Fraction Decimal Percentage Ratio - visual templates

Simple yet very useful and effective templates for depicting and/or visualising fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/E3.2
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system

## Fatal Affraction

This is a set of worksheets in a MS Excel workbook that deals with fractions.
- Sheet one: a set of pictures (pie charts) that shows fractions from halves to tenths
- Sheet two: equivalent fractions with two pie charts, learners can input fractions and see if they are equivalent by looking at the shape of the pie charts
- Sheet three: starting to look at fractions being equivalent to decimals with two pie charts one for fractions and one for decimals

Level
GCSE L1-5
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.1
GCSE N10
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
ICT
Using ICT

## Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages

Originally written for the written for the AQA Unit Award (mathematics) unit number 74964, this purely numeric (no “word type problems”) set of questions is ideal for revision or homework. Covers all combinations of conversion: fraction to decimal, percentage to fraction, etc, etc. plus simplifying / cancelling down. Mapped to adult numeracy and Functional Maths.

Level
L2
L1
Maths

## The Penny Farthing problem

A short yet challenging set of Level 2 questions based on the Penny Farthing bicycle and pre-decimalisation currency. Ideal for getting students thinking when they return after a break. Covers using formulae (calculating circumferences), and working with decimals / fraction and equivalents.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.6
MSS1/L2.7
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
History

## Exploring fractions and misconceptions

This is a PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching or revising the basic concepts of fractions and exploring common misconceptions held by students. This presentation also explores the link between fractions, decimals and percentages and the sharing of fraction amounts.
I have used the resource with Functional Skills and Skills for Life classes ranging from Entry 2 to Level 2 students.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.1
N2/E3.2
N2/L1.1
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/E3.1

## 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
E3
L1
L2
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

## World Cup Top Trumps playing cards

A fabulous way to practise decimal, fraction and percentage equivalents. Set of 32 cards (Excel) and accompanying rules (PDF). For two or more players.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
Context
Sport

## FDP Happy Families card game

FDP Happy Families card game is a great way to reinforce and assess learners’ knowledge of fraction-decimal-percentage equivalents.
With detailed instructions and ideas for alternative games.

Editor's note. Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that comes into effect September 2019.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
FM L1.16 Recognise and calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages and decimals
FM L2.4 Identify and know the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages
FM L1.13 Read, write, order and compare percentages in whole numbers
FM L2.9 Order, approximate and compare decimals
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers

## Equivalents

A very useful fill-in-the-gaps table for practising decimal – fraction – percentage equivalents. Prints as 2 pages inc. answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths

## Water content of fruits & vegetables

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

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN N2/L1.7