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Created on 21 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 22 August 2019 by ncetm_administrator

## Introduction

Make connections between fractions and previous work on decimals. Learn common fraction and decimal equivalences. Understand that percentages tell us about the proportion being considered. Find percentages of quantities.

## Teaching points

• Teaching point 1: Some fractions are easily converted to decimals.

• Teaching point 2: These fraction–decimal equivalents can be found throughout the number system.

• Teaching point 3: Fraction–decimal equivalence can sometimes be used to simplify calculations.

• Teaching point 4: ‘Percent’ means number of parts per hundred. A percentage can be an operator on a quantity, indicating the proportion of a quantity being considered.

• Teaching point 5: Percentages have fraction and decimal equivalents.

• Teaching point 6: If the value of a whole is known, a percentage of that number or amount can be calculated.   Add to your NCETM favourites Remove from your NCETM favourites Add a note on this item Recommend to a friend Comment on this item Send to printer Request a reminder of this item Cancel a reminder of this item