Percentages are a core maths skills that your child will be taught at primary school, and probably at some stage they'll come home with homework to help reinforce learning in this area.
In this section of the site you'll find lots of useful worksheets, including finding percentages of quantities, relating fractions to percentages, and percentage problems.
Teachers' tricks for percentages
Percentages can seem like a tricky topic to tackle if you're not too sure about your maths skills, but by following our teachers' tips and suggestions you'll feel homework-confident in no time.
What is a percentage?
We explain what a percentage is, how children are taught to understand the concept, to find percentages of numbers and to compare fractions of amounts to percentages of amounts.
How to use a SATs past paper: KS2 maths
Help your child get to grips with their KS2 maths SATs test format by completing past papers at home. Our parent's guide offers guidance on how to administer the test, from the equipment your child needs to what examiners are looking for to award top marks.
Finding 10 percent of an amount tutorial
Would you be able to find 10% of an amount? If you're not sure, let our digital teacher remind you of the best method. Then she's going to check what you've learned by asking you to find 10% of various amounts. It's easy when you know how!
Converting fractions into percentages and decimals tutorial
Let our digital teacher show you how to convert fractions into percentages and decimals, then check you've got the hang of it by answering the on-screen questions.
Finding 50 percent of a quantity tutorial
Let our digital teacher show you how to find 50% of a quantity – then see if you can answer the tricky online questions she's going to ask.
Introduction to percentages
When dealing with percentages, we have to imagine that something has been split into a hundred equal pieces. Look at the percentages written above each square and colour the squares in to show the correct percent.
The items on this worksheet are on sale! Can you work out how much they cost now?
Finding percentages of quantities: multiples of 10
If you need to find 30%, 40%, 60%, 70%, 80% or 90% of a quantity, just find 10% of the quantity and then multiply it by 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9. Use this method to work out these sums.
Created by author, deputy headteacher and parent Matt Revill, Maths Homework Helper brings together everything you need to get to grips with this vital subject and life skill. With this eBook, you can support your child's maths learning effectively at home – from Reception Year, right through to the end of Year 6.
With Matt's help, you’ll discover how to tackle all the different topics your child will encounter – from addition and subtraction, to ratios and percentages – and get familiar with all the latest methods used in schools, including:
- The grid method
- Number bonds
- Carroll diagrams
- Number lines
- And more!
Whatever age or stage your child is at, it's reassuring to know that you have all the essential areas of maths under your belt, so you're ready to go if, and when, they call on you for help.