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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.

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

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Decimals, Fractions, Percentage
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
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

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

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)

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