# Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2

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)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

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.

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

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