Finding Percentages without a Calculator

Finding Percentages without a Calculator
Finding Percentages without a Calculator
Finding Percentages without a Calculator
Finding Percentages without a Calculator

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  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Interactive Excel File
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet

Finding Percentages without a Calculator

Students learn how to calculate a percentage of an amount  using either 10% or working with equivalent fractions.  As learning progresses students move on to calculate decimal percentages such as 33.33% or 12.5%.The start of the lesson recaps converting between percentages and simplified fractions.  The plenary challenges students to interpret a pie chart where the proportions are given as a percentage.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to calculate a percentage of an amount using 10%.
  • Most students should be able to calculate a percentage of an amount using equivalent fractions.
  • Some students should be able to calculate a percentage of an amount without a calculator.
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