Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Starter Activity - Write 50% in as many different ways as you can.

                          Write 1/4 in as many different ways as you can.

                          Write 0.2 in as many different ways as you can.

Question - What does 3/8 actually mean?

1. Understanding fractions - A snap style activity which allows students to understand equivelent fractions.

2. Converting fractions to decimals

3. Converting decimals to fractions

Question - What does 23% mean? (Aim is to discuss number of parts per hundred)

4. Converting percentages to fractions

We have already looked at converting fractions to decimals so students need to make the link that to get from a percentage to a decimal they should go from a percentage to a fraction to a decimal.

5. Converting percentages to decimals

6. Finding a fraction, decimal or percentage of an amount  - Comparing discounts when booking a holiday and finding the cheapest price. (35% off, 3/5 off and 3 for the price of 2.)

Question - Is 40% of 32 the same as 32% of 40? (Resource is below)

7. Percentage increase and decrease

8. Simple Interest - A link to the bitesize website which explains how to calculate simple interest also involves interactive questions. (It could be a good homework activity)

General resources for converting between FDP  - An activity which allows students to convert between FDP in a crime scene style activity.  - link to tarsia jigsaws on tes - A powerpoint where students must determine what quantity is biggest or which quantity is the odd one out - Who wants to be a millionaire quiz - A more extended task with a problem solving theme. Involves percentages.