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# Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

Created on 06 May 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 11 May 2015 by ncetm_administrator

# Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

A selection of resources.

Click on the title of the resource to expand the section for a description. Clicking on the green button within the description will take you to the resource. A summary of the topics covered is included in the blue box within the description.

## Comparing fractions and percentages (BBC Bitesize)

This section from BBC Skillswise offers a number of factsheets and question sheets. If you select level 1 from the start learning box on the right of the screen you will find factsheets and questions covering : changing between fractions, decimals and percentage. Skillswise also provides similar factsheets at Entry level 3,2,1 which can be used to develop your students skills before tackling these sheets and questions. There are also games, quizzes and a video on this page.

Topics: Comparing and converting between fractions, percentages and decimals

## Decimals (BBC Skillswise)

This section from BBC Skillswise offers a number of factsheets and question sheets. If you select level 1 from the start learning box on the right of the screen you will find factsheets and questions covering : Multiplying and dividing decimals, rounding and place value. Skillswise also provides similar factsheets at Entry level 3,2,1 which can be used to develop your students skills before tackling these sheets and questions. There are also sections on place value, and number symbols accessible from tabs at the top of the page which provide support. There are games, quizzes and a video on this page.

Topics: Decimals and rounding

## Numeracy Refresher (National STEM Centre)

This numeracy refresher resource, by mathscentre was developed and trialled by staff of the University of Birmingham Careers Centre and subsequently used widely throughout the HE Sector. There are sections which review decimals, fractions, averages, percentages and ratios, making it a useful resource for Key Stage Three upwards.

Topics: Decimals- fractions- percentages- approximation and rounding

## Arithmetic (National STEM Centre)

Mathcentre has been set up to deliver mathematics support materials, free of charge, to students, teachers, lecturers and everyone looking for help with post-16 mathematics. Its ‘Teach Yourself’ Arithmetic resources covers topics such as decimals, fractions, percentages, surds and ratios.

Topics: Decimals, fractions, percentages, surds.

## Fractions (BBC Skillswise)

This section from BBC Skillswise offers a number of factsheets and question sheets. If you select level 1 from the start learning box on the right of the screen you will find factsheets and questions covering : Writing fractions in words and figures, recognising fractions which are the same (equivalent fractions), comparing fractions, simplifying fractions, improper or top heavy fractions and mixed numbers. Skillswise also provides similar factsheets at Entry level 3,2,1 which can be used develop your students skills before tackling these sheets and questions. There are also games, quizzes and a video on this page.

Topics: Fractions

## Fractions (National STEM Centre)

This resource is from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. It is designed to improve confidence in mathematics . Each section offers an overview of a particular topic and the key issues that will be covered, as well as highlighting some common misconceptions. Worked examples are provided to support learning and these are followed by focused exercises to practice skills. Activities to reinforce learning and offer extension opportunities are also supplied, as are topic related tests.

Topics include in part A

• Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
• Fractions and Percentages of Quantities
• Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
• Multiplication and Division of Fractions

and in part B

• Fraction Number Lines
• Equivalent Fractions 1
• Equivalent Fractions 2

Topics: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Fractions and Percentages of Quantities, Addition and Subtraction of Fractions, Multiplication and Division of Fractions - Fraction Number Lines, Equivalent Fractions 1, Equivalent Fractions 2, Adding and Subtracting Fractions.

## Percentages (National STEM Centre)

This resource is from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. It is designed to improve confidence in mathematics. Each section offers an overview of a particular topic and the key issues that will be covered, as well as highlighting some common misconceptions. Worked examples are provided to support learning and these are followed by focused exercises to practice skills. Activities to reinforce learning and offer extension opportunities are also supplied, as are topic related tests.

Topics include in part A

• Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Fractions and Percentages of Quantities
• Quantities as Percentages
• More Complex Percentages
• Percentage Increase and Decrease
• Compound Interest and Depreciation
• Reverse Percentage Problems

and in part B

• Currency Exchange
• Taxi Fares
• VAT Problems
• Annual Percentage Rate
• Percentages of Quantities

Topics: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Fractions and Percentages of Quantities, Quantities as Percentages, More Complex Percentages, Percentage Increase and Decrease, Compound Interest and Depreciation, Reverse Percentage Problems, Annual Percentage Rate

## Increasing and Decreasing Quantities by a Percent (Mathematics Assessment Resource Service)

This is one of many resources produced by the Shell Centre at the University of Nottingham for the MARS project in the USA. There are comprehensive teacher notes and excellent student resources. This lesson examines percentage increases and decreases; you may wish to adapt some of the examples from dollars to pound.The teachers’ notes are particularly useful to anyone wishing to get to grips with the big idea(s) behind the topic.

Topics: Percentage change - Exponential growth and decay

## Percentages (BBC Skillswise)

This section from BBC Skillswise offers a number of factsheets and question sheets. If you select level 1 from the start learning box on the right of the screen you will find factsheets and questions covering : the relationship between fractions and decimals, finding percentages of amounts, increasing and decreasing by a percentage,and using a calculator to find percentages. Skillswise also provides similar factsheets at Entry level 3,2,1 which can be used develop your students skills before tackling these sheets and questions. There are also games, quizzes and a video on this page.

Topics: Percentages

## Comparing Investments (Mathematics Assessment Resource Service)

This is one of many resources produced by the Shell Centre at the University of Nottingham for the MARS project in the USA. There are comprehensive teacher notes and excellent student resources. This lesson examines compound interest; you may wish to adapt some of the examples from dollars to pound. The teachers’ notes are particularly useful to anyone wishing to get to grips with the big idea(s) behind the topic.

Topics: Percentages - compound interest

## Graphs (BBC Skillswise)

This site offers a range of resources from E1 to L2. The resources are grouped into six headings: Calculations, Measuring, Number, Shapes, Graphs, Percentages and Fractions. Each topic has a short video showing how the subject occurs in the work environment. A selection of fact sheets and activities can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate level in the box on the right of the screen entitled “start learning”. Games and quizzes can be accessed in the scroll bar at the bottom portion of the screen. Graphs, has sections on; lists and tables, averages and range, graphs and charts, and collecting data.

Topics: Percentages and Fractions

## Percent and fractions (BBC Skillswise)

This site offers a range of resources from E1 to L2. The resources are grouped into six headings: Calculations, Measuring, Number, Shapes, Graphs, Percentages and Fractions. Each topic has a short video showing how the subject occurs in the work environment .A selection of fact sheets and activities can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate level in the box on the right of the screen entitled “start learning”. Games and quizzes can be accessed in the scroll bar at the bottom portion of the screen. Percentages and fractions, has sections on; fractions, percentages, comparing fractions and percentages, ratio and proportion, and probability.

Topics: Percentages and Fractions

## Decimals (BBC Skillswise)

This section from BBC Skillswise offers a number of factsheets and question sheets. If you select level 1 from the start learning box on the right of the screen you will find factsheets and questions covering : Multiplying and dividing decimals, rounding and place value. Skillswise also provides similar factsheets at Entry level 3,2,1 which can be used to develop your students skills before tackling these sheets and questions. There are also sections on place value, and number symbols accessible from tabs at the top of the page which provide support. There are games, quizzes and a video on this page.

Topics: Decimals and rounding