Percentages

Percentages

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.

Articles

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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?
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.
Girl doing homework
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.

Worksheets

Introduction to percentages worksheet
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.
Calculating percentages worksheet
Calculating percentages
The items on this worksheet are on sale! Can you work out how much they cost now?
Finding percentages of quantities: multiples of 10 worksheet
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.

Games

Percentages game
Percentages game

Mix Dick and Dom’s potion percentages and cure Bottom World once and for all!

Decimals game
Decimals game

Help Dick and Dom find the biggest decimal in this game of horses, hats and turnips!

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Maths Homework Helper

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:

  • Chunking
  • 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.

Percentages