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# Percentages

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topic of percentages and their uses. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.

Year level(s) Year 5, Year 6, Year 7
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Keywords fraction, decimal, percentage, explicit teaching

## Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Decimals, Fractions, Percentage
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M5N04
Recognise that 100% represents the complete whole and use percentages to describe, represent and compare relative size; connect familiar percentages to their decimal and fraction equivalents

AC9M7N04
Find equivalent representations of rational numbers and represent rational numbers on a number line

AC9M6N08
Approximate numerical solutions to problems involving rational numbers and percentages, including financial contexts, using appropriate estimation strategies

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P9)
Interpreting fractions (P6, P7, P8)
Number and place value (P8, P10)
Proportional thinking (P1, P2)