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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to 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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- Estimating Percentages Estimate the percentages represented by the diagrams.
- Fractions Decimals Percentages Revise the methods for converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
- Fractions, Decimals, Percentages An exercise on converting fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages and percentages to fractions.
- Percentages In Your Head Video It is really useful to have some mental strategies for working out percentages in your head.
- Percentages Quiz A multi-level quiz on finding percentages. The lower level questions can be done mentally while the highest level questions require a calculator.
- Visualise Percentages If you can picture in your mind what a percentage looks like you may be better able to preform mental calculations.

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A calculator can be used to check mental and written calculations involving percentages. The basic instructions are part of the Calculator Workout

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