This package is designed around work on percentages which is
outlined in the KS3 Mathematics Framework. One NRICH game and one
problem have been identified to support the work on percentages in
each. . . .
Would you rather: Have 10% of £5 or 75% of 80p? Be given 60% of 2 pizzas or 26% of 5 pizzas?
Find the exact difference between the largest ball and the smallest
ball on the Hepta Tree and then use this to work out the MAGIC
When Charlie retires, he's looking forward to the quiet life, whereas Alison wants a busy and exciting retirement. Can you advise them on where they should go?
A political commentator summed up an election result. Given that
there were just four candidates and that the figures quoted were
exact find the number of votes polled for each candidate.
Problem one was solved by 70% of the pupils. Problem 2 was solved
by 60% of them. Every pupil solved at least one of the problems.
Nine pupils solved both problems. How many pupils took the exam?
Charlie thinks that a six comes up less often than the other
numbers on the dice. Have a look at the results of the test his
class did to see if he was right.
Can you match the cards and figure out whether the tabloid headlines can be trusted?
Tim and Beth both have a string of flags. Use the percentages to
find out who has the most flags.
In my local town there are three supermarkets which each has a
special deal on some products. If you bought all your shopping in
one shop, where would be the cheapest?
For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go.
Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?