Primary maths: Percentages

Resources team
13th March 2019
Multiple percentage signs to illustrate percentages lessons for primary maths classrooms

Perfect young learners' percentage skills with help from this hand-picked collection of stimulating activities

However familiar pupils are with seeing percentage signs in the sales, getting to grips with parts of numbers and how to talk about them can be a daunting prospect. Even more so, when understanding percentages turns into finding percentages of different amounts. So, why not see if the Tes community have already created something to make the process easier for all involved…

Percentage problems

Problem solving activities for use with percentages. For use in a year 6 class, or higher ability year 5.
By spencep1

An introduction to percentages

It explains what a percentage is, how to convert a percentage to a fraction and a decimal and how to find simple percentages of amounts.
By grallert

Fraction, Decimal & Percentage | Matching Activity

This fraction, decimal and percentage matching puzzle is a fun way to test students ability convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. It contains 32 puzzles including all base fractions up to nine-tenths, and also includes a bonus ten-tenths to test understanding of a whole.
It is designed to be easily cut with little wastage. So either the teacher or tutor can prepare the cards by cutting them before hand, or students can cut their own cards, giving them a chance to see the solutions before they attempt the puzzle.

Although this product is made in colour, it prints perfectly well in black and white. Each puzzle is the size of an A4 sheet. To use less paper, select the pages per sheet option, and the puzzles will be smaller, but still high quality.

Available as part of Matching Activity Bundle One.

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By LittleStreams

Percentage of an amount

Fluency, reasoning and problem solving on percentages of an amount.
By WRMaths

KS2 Maths (Percentages)

These topic-focused SATs questions at the end of a unit will help to test and extend students’ understanding as well as helping them to prepare for SATs next year. These questions have fully-worked solutions which can be displayed on a whiteboard making feedback with students more efficient.
Click 👉…/KS2-Maths-Questions… for similar-style compilations on the other KS2 topics.<hr>This particular compilation is from the FRACTIONS, DECIMALS AND PERCENTAGE strand and contains questions which require students to work out percentages which start with multiples of 10 (10%, 20%, etc.) and develop into working out 5%, 15% 45% etc. Many of the questions are from Arithmetic papers, but there are some good Reasoning questions also.<hr>I have designed this compilation to be printed as an A4 or A5 booklet which is in the style of the actual SATs papers and is convenient for use in class or as homework. It can even be given to individual students if a parent is asking for 'some more work’!


  • I have provided full answers, with comments and working where helpful.
  • I have maintained the style of the actual SATs questions so that students can become comfortable with the way that SATs questions are presented.
  • Most of the questions are from actual SATs papers, but I have also added questions so that this resource matches the requirements the current curriculum better than the older resources that are still in common use (note that many of the older resources of this type contain questions on topics which are no longer examined).
  • I have spent a lot of time arranging the questions so that there is a general increase in difficulty as students work through them, and so that they fit on the pages better – this means less wasted space and significant paper-saving when printing 😃
    <hr>👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬.
    If the rate-resource button on this page doesn’t work, then go to your ratings page by clicking 👉…/rate-resources…
By Maths4Everyone

KS2: Percentages Resource Pack

This is a complete resource pack (15 individual activities) for teaching percentage objectives in upper KS2 (or lower KS3). In this resource pack, you will find: Lesson plans, differentiated worksheets (LA, MA, HA plus a challenge activity for deeper understanding/mastery), answer sheets for all activities and flipcharts (125 pages) for whole class teaching (in PowerPoint, ActivInspire and PDF format). This pack will save you hours and hours of planning, resourcing, differentiating, finding challenging activities and generating flipcharts all for an amazing price. In addition, this pack also includes my Percentages Random Worksheet Generators - thousands of sheets at the push of a button!

Objectives covered:

Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2 , 1/4 , 1/5 , 2/5 , 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25

Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts

Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison

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Percentage change - Bar Modelling

UKS2 - Percentage of amounts using bar models as a visual representation.

Worksheet is split into three sections: modelling, guided practise and independent practice.

Percentage increase and percentage decrease both covered.
By MathsteryEducation


Differentiated (RAG) worksheet on percentage of amounts, increase decrease by a percentage and exam question.
By kshevill

Simple percentages using percentage bubbles

A tool for students to work out some simple percentages. The bonus questions test to see if they can combine more of the bubbles to generate new answers. The star questions ask students to calculate percentages that you can't generate as easily from the bubble.
By loz_dunn

Percentage Problems!

This stimulating and comprehensive lesson enables students to solve a range of problems involving the calculation of percentages, including for measures and comparisons.

The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:

Defining, exemplifying, and understanding the basic rules of percentages through clear and simple explanations;
Demonstrating their understanding through well-differentiated application and challenge activities;
Applying their understanding to real-life problems, for example involving business profits;
Gauging their own understanding through both AfL activities and self-reflection tasks.
Included is:

Whole lesson PowerPoint - clear and precise, colourful and comprehensive;
Bronze, Silver, and Gold level award worksheets - carefully differentiated and provided in both Word and PDF;
Teacher answer sheets;
A detailed teacher lesson plan.
A clear and simple help-sheet
There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with Year 6 (and higher-attaining Year 5) classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 4 and 9 with some minor adaptations.

All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

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