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# Hot Shots 1

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Purpose:

These exercises and activities are for students to use independently of the teacher to practice number properties.

Specific Learning Outcomes:

find a percentage of an amount

Description of mathematics:

Proportions and Ratios, AM (Stage 7)

Required Resource Materials:
Practice exercises with answers (PDF or Word)
Homework exercises with answers (PDF or Word)
Activity:

### Prior Knowledge

Basic multiplication facts
Simplify fractions
Convert fractions to decimals
Students who can know simple percentages equivalent to ½ or ¼ etc, and their equivalent value as decimals will find this activity very accessible.

### Background

In this activity students use a percentage strip to calculate percentages. The percentage strip allows students to see the percentage as a proportion.  Percentages can be used to compare fractions.

Exercise 1
Asks students to use the percentage strips to work out percentages like 9 out of 18.

Exercise 2
Asks students to solve word problems that involve finding a percentage.

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HotShotsClass1.doc81 KB
HotShotsHome1.doc40.5 KB

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