# 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
L2
L1
E3
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
L1
L2
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
L1
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
L1
L2
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
Business & Money management

## 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

## 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
E2
E3
L1
L2
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
Business & Money management
News, Politics & Government items

## Percent squares

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

Level
L1
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
L1
L2
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
L1
L2
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
L1
Maths
N2/L1.10
AN N2/L1.9 Find simple percentage parts of quantities and measurements
N2/L1.8