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.
The students usually start off by calculating their score using the calculator method. I will calculate my score using mental methods (eg I know 25% is a quarter and I can find a quarter of a number by halving it and halving it again). After a few rounds the students are normally starting to use the mental methods and becoming very familiar with percentages.