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There are 21 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Percentages, you may find related items under Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion.

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Doughnut Percents

Age 7 to 14
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A task involving the equivalence between fractions, percentages and decimals which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

The Legacy

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Your school has been left a million pounds in the will of an ex- pupil. What model of investment and spending would you use in order to ensure the best return on the money?

Dating Made Easier

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

If a sum invested gains 10% each year how long before it has doubled its value?

A Change in Code

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

There are two sets of numbers. The second is the result of the first after an increase by a constant percentage. How can you find that percentage if one set of numbers is in code?

Fractions and Percentages Card Game

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Age 7 to 14
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Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

Would You Rather?

Age 7 to 11
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Would you rather: Have 10% of £5 or 75% of 80p? Be given 60% of 2 pizzas or 26% of 5 pizzas?

Mathland Election

Age 11 to 14
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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.

Pineapple Juice

Age 14 to 16 Short
Challenge Level

What percentage of this orange drink is juice?

Trusting the Tabloids

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you match the cards and figure out whether the tabloid headlines can be trusted?

Activities on the Gattegno Chart

Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.

Retiring to Paradise

Age 11 to 14
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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?

The Money Maze

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?

You Never Get a Six

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Roasting Old Chestnuts 4

Age 11 to 16

For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and percentages.

Put Out the Flags

Age 11 to 14
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Tim and Beth both have a string of flags. Use the percentages to find out who has the most flags.

The Magic Number and the Hepta-tree

Age 7 to 11
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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 NUMBER!

Round and Round

Age 14 to 16
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Prove that the shaded area of the semicircle is equal to the area of the inner circle.

Circle Packing

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Equal circles can be arranged so that each circle touches four or six others. What percentage of the plane is covered by circles in each packing pattern? ...

Percentage Unchanged

Age 14 to 16 Short
Challenge Level

If the base of a rectangle is increased by 10% and the area is unchanged, by what percentage is the width decreased by ?

Are You a Smart Shopper?

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?