Percentage with a calculator

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– Functional Skills in Mathematics – Resources and support for students and adult learners who are developing maths skills needed for work and  every day life. Level 2 is GCSE Maths Equivalent


This is an OUTSTANDING graded lesson on percentages using a calculator. I teach the method for using the percentage button but this lesson could very easily be amended for any of the other methods.

Hook – Catchphrase
Starter included – 60 second challenge (includes percentages and fractions.
Links to real life – EU referendum and percentages in the headlines. I print the first few slides and have them laminated and then stuck them up around the room for learners to go round and gather the required information from.
Differentiated Booklets L1 and L2 to accompany the lesson to include all the resources needed for the lesson and more. answers all included.
Basic PPT links to workbook and includes all answers perfect for self or peer assessment.
Cross-number and problem solving questions and stretch and challenge included.
Tarsia puzzle in word for easy printing – needs to be enlarged to A3.
Plenary – choice of 2 answer hunts percentage of amounts or percentage increase/decrease
Everything you need for a whole lesson.


Percentage with a calculator This Functional Math Resource was not created by Cre8tive Resources but created in partnership with ‘Let’s Get Functional Skills Maths”  – An incredibly experienced functional skills and GCSE maths teacher!

What are Functional Skills in Mathematics?

Functional Skills Maths is a series of maths courses and qualifications that offer an alternative to GCSE Maths and there are 5 levels with Level 2 being GCSE Equivalent . Functional Maths skills help you to develop maths skills needed for work and day-to-day life.

Benefits of using Functional Maths Skills Resources:
☞ Save plenty of time by having a bank of resources you can pull out for students or adult learners to use
☞ Feel free to adapt, amend and alter to suit your learners
☞ Made by an expert in the field
☞ Students or adult learners can engage with functional maths
☞ Answers and working out for some of the tasks / Questions – Check Description
☞ Detailed Practice Questions and scenarios for student or adult learners to try

  • Apply for a job that requires GCSE Maths pass grade
  • Access higher education
  • Enrol on an apprenticeship
  • To start careers in nursing and teaching
  • To go to University
  • Improve your skills and confidence with day-to-day maths tasks
  • Help your children with their maths homework


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