# Percentages of an Amount Calculator Methods

Using efficient calculator methods students learn how to find a percentage of an amount.  As learning progresses they apply their learning to solve real life problems.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to use the percentage button on a calculator to solve simple proportional problems.
• Most students should be able to calculate a percentage of an amount using various methods on a calculator.
• Some students should be able to solve real life percentage problems efficiently using multiple calculator methods.

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