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Percentages: understanding, converting and calculating
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for understanding and using percentages, from understanding percentage in terms of quantity and how it relates to fractions and decimals, through to calculating the percentage of an amount.
|Year level(s)||Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||bar model, hundred square, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding|
|Topics||Percentage, Decimals, Fractions, Multiplication and division|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA131 Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
ACMNA132 Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies
|National numeracy learning progression||
Operating with percentages
OwP1, OwP2, OwP3
Operating with decimals
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