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Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

This resource contains two excel files dealing with various aspects of fractions, decimals and percentages.

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
This excel file allows students to explore the relationship between fraction, decimal and percentage. The first interactive sheet shows fractions with 10 as the denominator. Students can reveal the decimal and percentage form. They also need to calculate the angle shown on a pie chart. The second sheet deals with other denominators ranging from 2 to 9.

The next interactive sheet shows a method of finding the percentage of amounts without using a calculator. The most challenging sheet shows a set of questions where students find percentage of amounts and the answers can be revealed. There are a further 10 sheets of questions on related topics which may be suitable to be duplicated for classroom use.

Fractions: Decimal Conversion, Recurring
This excel sheet begins with a picture of petrol prices, showing a confusion of decimals and fractions which could be used as a discussion point for a lesson starter. The first two interactive sheets give practice in simplifying fractions and converting easy decimals to simplified fractions.

The next three sheets allow students to explore the relationship between recurring decimals and fractions. The process for finding the fraction for a recurring decimal is then shown with the student able to choose to have one, two or three recurring decimal places. The last interactive sheet allows the student to explore more complicated examples.

There are a further seven sheets of questions which may be suitable for duplicated for classroom use.

This program was designed by be viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users may have to adjust the resolution of their screen for the pages to display as was originally intended. The program uses macros which need to be enabled on users’ machine.

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