Browse printable worksheets, Google slides activities and more for teaching percentages in the elementary math classroom.
Explore editable resources you can easily differentiate for individual learners plus math center activities and engaging games to help students understand how to calculate percentages, how to find the percentage of a number and more.
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Let's start with a definition of percentages you can share with your students!
Identified by the % sign, percentages are a way of expressing a number as a portion of 100. You can also think of percentages as a way of comparing things on a scale from 0 to 100. If something is 50 percent, for example, that means it's halfway between 0 percent (which means none) and 100 percent (which means all).
Picture a pizza. Now imagine it had 100 slices (hey, we can dream!).
If you and your friends ate 10 slices of pizza, you would have eaten 10% of the pizza! If you ate 50 slices, you would have 50% of the pizza left ... and maybe a bellyache.
To calculate a percentage, you need to divide the part (aka the value or quantity you want to find the percentage of) by the whole (aka the total value or quantity), and then multiply the result by 100.
To make things simpler for young math students, there's a formula for calculating a percentage:
percentage = (part / whole) x 100
Let's say you want to find out what percentage of 50 is 20. Using the formula, you would divide 20 by 50 and then multiply the result by 100, like this:
Strengthen your students’ understanding of how to convert a percent to a decimal and a fraction with this worksheet.
A 12-slide editable PowerPoint to use when introducing percentages to your students.
A set of cards to be used in a Guess Who? Board Game for students to reinforce their knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Practice finding the percent of a number with this set of 24 task cards.
Match equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages with this interactive activity with a code-cracking twist.
Calculate the whole from a percent by using tape diagrams with this worksheet.
Practice calculating the percent of a quantity with this worksheet.
Determine equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages with this puzzling math maze.
Practice converting a percent to a decimal or a fraction with this worksheet.
Practice converting fractions, decimals, and percentages with this set of math mazes.
32 different bingo cards to practice identifying equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages.
A mathematics investigation about decimals and percentages, embedded in a real-world context.
Find the percent of a number and compare the values with this standard practice worksheet.
Find the percent of a whole number while solving a variety of word problems with this set of 24 task cards.
Practice converting percentages into decimals and fractions with this set of 24 task cards.
A poster showing everyday examples of percentages, decimals and fractions.
Engage your students with a lively bingo game while practicing how to match percent models and fractions to various percentages.
A game of match up using fractions, decimals, percentages and fraction wheels.
Match fractions, decimals, and percentages with this printable math activity.
An interactive 21-slide PowerPoint to use when teaching discounts to your students.
A four-page assessment covering various decimals and percentages concepts.
Practice identifying decimals on a number line using a matching activity.
A poster to help students learn the vocabulary associated with fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Practice how to find the whole from a percent with an I Have, Who Has? card game.
Practice identifying percentages with visual percent models by playing an exciting I Have, Who Has? game.
Identify percentages based on visual models and word problems with this set of 24 task cards.
Practice how to find the whole from a percent with this standard-practice worksheet.
Practice how to find the whole from a percent with this color-by-number worksheet.
Practice how to find the percent of a number with this match-up activity.
Use this worksheet to demonstrate how to determine a percentage with a visual model.
Strengthen student understanding of how to compare fractions, decimals, and percentages with this worksheet.
Reveal a mystery image by converting a ratio to a percentage with this color-by-number worksheet.