#### Students often have difficulty transitions in percentage changes. This is often rooted in the fact that students miss the concept on what a percentage change is. For example, if we were to ask students the question: if a value were to decrease by forty percent and then had a sixty percent gain, what would the overall percentage change. The answer is four percent, but students are lost when they are presented with this example. They need to be reminded that we are worried about the entire system when we are exploring percentage and the total change is what we are interested in determining. The problem is that students focus on the whole value number and not the meaning of a percentage. A percentage is based on the concept of one, meaning that one hundred percent is equal to one. Which means that when students see fifty percent, they need instead to see it as the decimal value 0.5.

In these worksheets, your students will solve word problems that involve calculating percentages. Students will solve real-world problems involving money, stock prices (percent change), discounts, etc. There are 35 worksheets in this set. The worksheets are broken down into sets focusing on specific topics, with 6 worksheets in each set. 3 additional worksheets are provided at the basic and intermediate skills levels. Students will solve word problems involving percentages. They will solve word problems involving percentage increments and decrements. Students may require extra paper to write and solve their equations. This set of worksheets contains lessons, step-by-step solutions to sample problems, and both simple and more complex problems. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. Most worksheets contain between eight and ten problems. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems that involve percentages. Students will practice calculating percentages by solving these word problems. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.