These worksheets look at the basic concept of percentages and how to calculate them.

Percentages tell us how much of a whole piece that we have. It is similar to when your brother or sister cuts a piece of their own birthday cake. The bigger the piece, the greater the percentage of cake that they will eat. I’m sure if you were hungry and cutting your own cake, you would make sure it was a very big piece. Percentages can be used to persuade customers that one choice is better than another. It can also be used to help people make timely and accurate decisions in their daily lives. This directly relates to fractions and decimals, since they are based on the same general concept. If we look at the concept closer, percentages are just fractions that are out of one hundred. For example ten percent is just ten out of one hundred. The great advantage of percentages over fractions is that they help us compare value much quicker. Which of the following sales pitches would be easier for you to understand: "This week twenty-five percent off all shoes!" or "This week only pay seventy-five one-hundredths for shoes!" Okay, that example was a bit out there, but you get the point and can see the value is using percentages.

Make sure to use the lessons in each section to help you understand the topic. Then use the guided lesson to make sure you have the concept. Once you feel comfortable that you have a good understanding, move on to the independent work and even the quizzes. The series of worksheets presents the basic idea of what percentages are. We also explore the relationship between percentages, decimals, and fractions. These relationships are often explored by all middle school students at one time or another.

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Convert Percentages and Decimals

This usually just requires us to divide by one hundred and that is it.


Convert Percentages and Fractions

The easiest way is to sidestep the conversion altogether and go to decimal format first.


Introduction to Percentages

This is the first-time students are seeing this topic. We put it in terms and models they will fully grasp.


Missing Percentages of Values

We see how the percentage of integers are calculated and interpreted.


Percentage of Change

This is a measure used in all forms of work and business. It helps us better understand if our situation is improving or getting worse. This is how we make smart decisions.


Percentages of Numbers

We use a visual method to introduce this concept to students. We also hit you with the raw formula, so it is the best of both worlds.


Percentage Word Problems

These are real world problems that students will need to read between lines within. Here is an example: Tom Chain, a used car dealer, sold 16,400 cars in 2001. If Chain sold 15,744 cars in 2002, by what percent did the number of cars that he sold decrease or increase?


Using Percent Proportion

We now take everything we learned and put it to good use. You will learn a fundamental skill in forecasting data.