Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free percentage of an amount worksheet of 44 questions and answers
Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards
A percentage is an amount expressed as a fraction with a denominator of 100. For example 45% means ‘45 out of 100’, 45 hundredths or 45 over 100. In decimal form, we write 0.45. A percentage does not always have to be a whole number.
There are some simple percentages of amounts that students should be able to calculate mentally, such as 50% (half), 25% (quarter) and 10% (divide by 10). Finding multiples of these amounts, such as 20%, 30% etc. along with bar modelling can be useful to support percentage calculations.
When finding percentages of amounts using a calculator, students should be encouraged to use the decimal equivalent and convert to a decimal multiplication – for example, to find 18% of a given number, multiply by 0.18. Developing this skill is particularly useful when extending to reverse percentage problems, where students can find the original amount by using the inverse operation – so dividing by the percentage decimal equivalent.
Looking forward, students can then progress to additional number worksheets, for example a fractions of amounts worksheet or a rounding worksheet. There are plenty of additional percentage problems worksheets, including percentage increase and decrease, and compound interest.
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