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Introduction Fractions, decimals and percentages all deal with 'a part of' something, whether it be 'part of a whole' or 'part of a group'. This area of mathematics has often caused problems for both teachers and pupils alike; this concern however, is unnecessary if the correct grounding is given and basic concepts are understood. This group of three copymasters provides an introduction to fractions, decimals and percentages. The activities provide a framework for the teacher and pupil to develop confidence and understanding in this often misunderstood area of mathematics.

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It is vital that repeated practical activities are provided so that a solid understanding of basic concepts is developed. Activities in this book should be repeated using concrete materials and a variety of different objects. Fractions, like all areas of mathematics, are an enjoyable topic if understanding exists. A language component has been provided through the inclusion of several pages of text and comprehension questions. This serves two main purposes: (i) to link mathematics directly to language; and (ii) to provide pupils with a written description of what they are learning.

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Review pages are provided throughout the series and should be used to judge the progress of individual pupils. Fraction Activities for Key Stage Two

The activities in this book cover stages of development in fractions which include these statements from the revised (1995) national curriculum for mathematics.

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Key Stage Two 'Number' 2c " Understand and use, in context, fractions and percentages to estimate, describe and compare proportions of a whole." 3g " Extend methods of computation to include â€Ś all four operations with decimals, and calculating fractions and percentages of quantities."

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Level Descriptions â€“ Attainment Target 2 Level 4 " Add and subtract decimals to two places" " Recognise proportions of a whole and use fractions and percentages to describe these." Level 5 " Use all four operations with decimals, to two places." " Calculate fractional or percentage parts of quantities." Level 6 " Order and approximate decimals." " Know which number to consider as a whole and use this to evaluate fracitons and percentages of comparitive numbers." " Understand and use the equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages."

Table of Contents

Fractions .................................................................... 1 Parts of a whole ......................................................... 2 Parts of a set .............................................................. 3 Kinds of fractions (1) ................................................. 4 Kinds of fractions (2) ................................................. 5 Equivalent fractions (1)............................................. 6 Equivalent fractions (2)............................................. 7 Common denominator (1)......................................... 8 Common denominator (2)......................................... 9 Common denominator (3)....................................... 10 Common denominator (4)....................................... 11 Converting to hundredths (1) ................................. 12 Converting to hundredths (2) ................................. 13 Prim-Ed Publishing

Ordering fractions (1) .............................................. 14 Ordering fractions (2) .............................................. 15 Percentages (1) ........................................................ 16 Percentages (2) ........................................................ 17 Fractions as percentages (1) .................................. 18 Fractions as percentages (2) .................................. 19 Decimals and percentages ..................................... 20 Fractions, decimals and percentages ................... 21 Ordering decimals ................................................... 22 Adding decimals ..................................................... 23 Subtracting decimals .............................................. 24 Review (1) ................................................................ 25 Review (2) ................................................................ 26 Answers ............................................................. 27-29 i

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Fractions

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The dictionary tells us that fractions are: ‘a part of a whole number; a small part, piece or amount’. You have learnt that in mathematics fractions are: 1 1. equal parts of a whole number, e.g. 2 of a chocolate bar, or; 1 2. equal parts of a group of objects, e.g. 2 of a bag of marbles.

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Before the introduction of the decimal system children needed to learn a lot more about fractions, as this was the only way to show a part of a whole number. Today, the use of fractions is still very important. We use fractions to represent basic units with denominations to twelve.

Writing fractions is done differently to whole numbers. A fraction is made up of a numerator and a denominator.

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denominator – tells us how many parts are in the whole.

If the numerator is smaller than the denominator the fraction is called a proper fraction. If the numerator is larger than the denominator the fraction is called an improper fraction. If a fraction is accompanied by a whole number it is called a mixed number.

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4. List three uses for fractions in today’s society.

5. Describe the three parts of a written fraction.

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Kinds of fractions (1)

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1 1 is a mixed number, because it is a mix of a whole number and a fraction. 2

3 is the same number, written as an improper fraction. 2 The numerator is larger than the denominator.

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Equivalent fractions (1)

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Equivalent fractions (2)

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Common denominator (1)

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To add and subtract fractions each fraction must have a common denominator â€“ they must be the same thing. This is just like adding objects. For example,

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2 pieces of fruit

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Common denominator (2)

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To find common denominators in fractions we must find a number that all the denominators will divide evenly into. For example, look at the fractions 1 and 1 . 2 3 The denominators for these fractions are 2 and 3. A number that 2 and 3 will divide into evenly is 6. We can express both of these fractions as sixths, and so give them both a common denominator. This is how it is done:

(x 3) = = 3 (x 3) 6

To change the denominator in 1 from 2 to 6 we multiply the 2 3 fraction by . 3

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1 1 2 , 4

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Lowest common denominator =

1 25 5. 25 , 100 Lowest common denominator =

1 1 11. 8 , 9

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When you have found a common denominator for a fraction pair, you can add them together. 1 1 For example, take the fraction pair 3 and 4 . The common denominator for these two fractions is 12. Therefore, 1 + 1 = 4 + 3 3 4 12 12

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Converting to hundredths (1)

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A way to express fractions as decimals is to convert them to hundredths. Complete the diagrams below to convert the fraction on the left into a decimal number (out of 100).

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To convert a fraction to hundredths we follow the same rule as equivalent fractions. We multiply the fraction by the whole fraction which gives a denominator of 100. 1 2 50 to a fraction out of 100 we multiply it by the whole fraction : 50

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Ordering fractions (1)

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Fractions as percentages (1)

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To convert a fraction into a percentage we must represent the fraction with a denominator of 100. To do this we follow a simple procedure. We multiply the fraction by 100 and divide the resulting numerator by the denominator. Follow the examples below:

1 2

x 100 = 100 = 50

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Fractions as percentages (2)

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More difficult fractions can be converted to a percentage using a calculator. 14 For example, 31 can be calculated by using these steps:

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Press 1

2.

Press the รท

3.

Press 3

4.

Press the % button if your calculator has one. This should give an answer of 45.16%, rounded to two decimal places.

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to enter the numerator into the calculator.

1

to enter the denominator.

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If your calculator does not have a % button, then you can do the following:

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(a) Press the = button. This should give an answer of 0.45612... (b) Press the x button, and enter 1

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(c) Press the = button, to give you the percentage, 45.16 rounded to two decimal places.

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Using this method and your calculator, convert the fractions below to percentages. Give your answer rounded off to two decimal places.

13.

3 7

2 3

5 14. 21

4 3. 13

7 9. 11

7 15. 12

21 4. 32

46 10. 54

11 16. 19

23 5. 30

18 11. 26

44 17. 60

12 6. 13

1 12. 13

1 18. 99

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Decimals and percentages

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1. 0.6

6. 0.95

2. 0.4

7. 0.01

3. 0.56

8. 0.39

4. 0.07

9. 0.7

5. 0.25

10. 0.63

Write the following percentages as decimals. 6. 15%

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1. 75%

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Write the following decimals as percentages.

2. 60%

7. 98%

3. 65%

8. 7%

4. 1%

9. 50%

10. 41%

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The following are a studentâ€™s test results as fractions. Show each grade as a %.

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Health

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The following are a studentâ€™s test results expressed as a percentage. Find the numerator for each fraction which gives this percentage. %

Spelling

90%

Comprehension

60%

Science

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Mathematics

84%

Health

74%

Social Studies

75%

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Fractions, decimals and percentages

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Write the following diagrams as fractions, decimals and percentages. %

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Match the fraction, decimal and percentage.

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1 2

7 8

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Decimal (round to 2 d.p.) . 0.583

Percentage (round to 1 d.p.)

0.75

87.5%

0.375

40%

0.4

85%

0.5

33.3%

0.85

37.5%

. 0.333

50%

0.875

58.3%

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Ordering decimals

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Draw a box around the largest decimal in each group. Draw a circle around the smallest decimal in each group.

0.75

0.62

0.51

0.09

2.

0.1

0.09

0.14

0.2

3.

0.95

0.8

0.76

0.08

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0.42

0.95

0.59

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1.75

0.95

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0.24

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Fill the missing decimals in these sequences.

1. 0.6, 0.7, 0.8,

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3. 0.25, 0.30,

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4. 0.91, 0.93, 0.95,

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Order these decimal fractions and percentages from smallest to largest.

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Is 75% bigger 7 than ? 10 7

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2. 0.2 , 10 , 75% , 0.9 , 10 , 5%

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3. 15% , 2 , 0.65 , 4 , 95% , 0.25

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Adding decimals

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The simple rule when adding decimals is to always keep the decimal points in line.

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For example,

+ 0.64 2.39

1.7

1.

3.45

2.

0.72

+ 2.6

+ 1.94

6.07 1.9

6.75

+ 7.94

7.24

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7.34

5.67

1.94

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Complete these decimal additions.

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Set the following decimal additions out below and calculate the answers. 2. 7.04 + 1.9 + 5.95 + 2.3

3. 7.64 + 9.1 + 9.43 + 5.03

4. 7.64 + 55 + 1.95 + 6.95

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1. 1.9 + 0.7 + 6.9 + 4.2

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Subtracting decimals

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The rule for subtracting decimals is the same as adding. It is very important to keep the decimal

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point in line. For example,

– 0.78 0.97 Complete these decimal subtractions.

– 0.72

6.07

5.

– 3.9

– 2.87

6.55

4.75

0.94

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11.70

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– 7.34

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Set the following decimal subtractions out below and calculate the answers. 1. 1.8 – 0.75

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3. 0.9 – 0.15

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3.

24

4. 2.1 – 0.24 4.

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Review (1)

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1. Complete these equations. (a)

1 + 2

= 1

(b)

25 + 100

= 1

(c)

3 + 10

= 1

(d)

2 + 3

= 1

115 = 100

(c)

35 = 16

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37 = 10

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5 = 3

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2. Change these improper fractions to mixed numbers.

out of 4

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out of 4

3. Change these mixed numbers to improper fractions. (a)

1 1 = 4

(c)

2 7 = 9

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3 3 = 4

(d)

1 3 = 7

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4. Write two equivalent fractions for each of these fractions. (b)

2 5

(d)

3 4

out of 4

5. Find the lowest common denominator for these fraction pairs.

1 1 , 7 3

(b)

1 1 , 3 4

1 1 4 , 5

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1 1 5 , 10

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(c)

out of 4

6. Find the lowest common denominator for these fraction pairs and use it to add them together. (a)

1 , 1 4 3

1 + 1 = 4 3

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(b)

2 , 3 3 4

2 + 3 = 3 4

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(c)

2 , 1 5 2

2 + 1 = 5 2

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Review (2)

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7. Express these fractions as percentages. (a)

3 4

(b)

7 10

(c)

16 20

(d)

17 25

out of 4

(a)

5 9

(b)

7 11

(c)

21 32

(d)

11 19

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8. Use a calculator to express these fractions as percentages.

9. Complete this table. Decimal

1 4 0.7

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10. Order these groups of numbers from smallest to largest.

1 3 , 0.5 , 95% , 4 4

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2 0.3 , 10 , 0.95 , 75% , 5%

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11. Complete these decimal additions.

1.6 1.5 + 2.6

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2.45 0.92 + 1.98

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5.76 1.01 + 3.87 out of 3

12. Complete these decimal subtractions. (a)

1.7 – 1.2

(b)

8.4 – 1.94

(c)

0.95 – 0.4 out of 3

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Answers (1) Common denominator (2)............... page 9

Parts of a whole ................................. page 2 1. 1 , 2 , 3 , 7 , 3 , 3 2 3 5 10 4 8 1 1 3 75 19 7 3 3 3. , , , 2 3 10 100 32 , 10 8 4

1. 4 5. 12 9. 45

2. 10 6. 10 10. 36

3. 24 7. 8

4. 6 8. 12

Common denominator (3)............. page 10

Parts of a set ....................................... page 3 35 77 52 1. 3 , 2 3 100 , 100 , 100 4 3. 3 = 0.3 , 6 = 0.6 25 = 0.25 , 9 = 0.09 10 100 10 10 78 = 0.78 99 = 0.99 , 100 100

1. 21 5. 100 9. 12

Kinds of fractions (1) ........................ page 4

2. 10

3. 10

4. 8

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1. 4 5. 20

2. 10 6. 18

3. 18 7. 10

4. 20 8. 8

10. 45

11. 72

12. 25

Common denominator (4)............. page 11 1 5 4 9 1 1. LCD = 20, 4 + 5 = 20 + 20 = 20 2 1 8 3 11 2. LCD = 12, 3 + 4 = 12 + 12 = 12 2 1 9 4 5 3. LCD = 10, 5 + 2 = 10 + 10 = 10 5 22 17 17 1 4. LCD = 25, 25 + 5 = 25 + 25 = 25

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Improper to mixed 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 = 4 + 4 =1 4 ,= 2 + 2 + 2 =2 2 Mixed to improper 6 5 11 3 3 1 7 = 6 + 6 = 6 ,= 3 + 3 + 3 = 3

Kinds of fractions (2) ........................ page 5

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Improper to mixed 2 1 1 5 ,2 3 ,3 7 37 50 2 10 , 1 100 , 2 100 6 2 1 7 ,2,4 5 4 2 3 2 8 , 1 12 , 2 9 Mixed to improper 4 17 11 3 , 10 , 4 115 275 13 100 , 100 , 4 10 33 67 7 , 16 , 20 87 25 5 50 , 9 , 3

1. 12 5. 18

2. 30 6. 100

3. 20

Converting to hundredths (1) ...... page 12 1. 50, 0.5 3. 20, 0.2

2. 25, 0.25 4. 10, 0.1

1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8.

50, 0.5 70, 0.7 20, 0.2 30, 0.3

80, 0.8 40, 0.4 60, 0.6 75, 0.75

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Converting to hundredths (2) ...... page 13 1. 10, 0.1 2. 20, 0.2 3. 5, 0.05

5. 30, 0.3 6. 4, 0.04 7. 68, 0.68

Equivalent fractions (2) ................... page 7

4. 75, 0.75

8. 80, 0.8

Simplify these fractionsâ€Ś

19 1. 95, 20 6 2. 60, 10 3 3. 75, 4 1 4. 33, 3

9 5. 90, 10 1 6. 20, 5 1 7. 2, 50 17 8. 85, 20

1. 3 (5) 4

2. 1 (2) 5

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5 (3) 6

4.

1 (5) 2

Common denominator (1)............... page 8 1. 3 cars 3. 7 flowers

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4. 8

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Answers (2) Ordering fractions (1) .................... page 14 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 , 8 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 2

Spelling = 95% Mathematics = 90% Comprehension = 80% Health = 84% Science = 80% Social Studies = 75%

10 12 15 30 , 30 , 30 4 6 3 8 , 8 , 8 15 30 40 100 , 100 , 100 60 65 70 100 , 100 , 100

9 Spelling = 10

3 Comprehension = 5 15 Science = 20

Fractions, decimals and percentages .. page 21 10 100 = 0.1 = 10% 95 100 = 0.95 = 95% 70 100 = 0.7 = 70% 15 100 = 0.15 = 15% 75 100 = 0.75 = 75%

2 , 3 4 , 5 5 , 8 13 , 20

7 1 , 12 , 2 11 , 1 , 12 13 3 , 16 , 10 3 7 , 4 , 8

1 2 19 90 3 10 8 15

7 , 12 4 , 5 17 , 30 13 , 20

3 , 5 11 , 12 5 , 8 3 , 4

2 , 3

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3 5 19 2. 90 3. 17 30 4. 8 15

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Ordering fractions (2) .................... page 15 1 1 3 3 3 1 20 , 5 , 2 , 4 , 4 , 5

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Percentages (2) ................................ page 17 2. 7% 6. 5%

3. 75% 7. 18%

4. 35% 8. 99%

1. 77% 5. 98% 9. 70%

2. 85% 6. 63% 10. 60%

3. 94% 7. 55%

4. 75% 8. 80%

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3 4 7 8 7 12 1 3

1 2 17 20 3 8 2 5

= 0.75 = 75%

= 0.875 = 87.5% . = 0.583 = 58.3% . = 0.333 = 33.3%

= 0.5 = 50% = 0.85 = 85% = 0.375 = 37.5% = 0.4 = 40%

Ordering decimals .......................... page 22 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Fractions as percentages (1) ........ page 18 1. 75% 2. 60% 5. 90% 6. 68% 9. 40% 10. 90%

21 Mathematics = 25 37 Health = 50 30 Social Studies = 40

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1. 10 , 12 , 15 30 30 30 2. 6 , 4 , 3 8 8 8 3. 30 , 40 , 15 100 100 100 4. 60 , 70 , 65 100 100 100

Decimals and percentages (cont.) .... page 20

4. 75% 8. 80%

largest = 0.75 largest = 0.2 largest = 0.95 largest = 0.95 largest = 1.9

1. 0.9

smallest = 0.09 smallest = 0.09 smallest = 0.08 smallest = 0.24 smallest = 0.95

2. 0.60

3. 0.35

1 3 4 , 0.5 , 4 , 100%

Fractions as percentages (2) ........ page 19

1.

1. 4. 7. 10. 13. 16.

7 1 2. 5% , 10 , 0.2 , 10 , 75% , 0.9

44.44% 65.62% 76.47% 85.19% 42.86% 57.89%

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2. 5. 8. 11. 14. 17.

31.58% 76.67% 66.67% 69.23% 23.81% 73.33%

3. 6. 9. 12. 15. 18.

30.77% 92.31% 63.64% 7.69% 58.33% 1.01%

4. 0.97

1 3 3. 15% , 0.25 , 2 , 0.65 , 4 , 95%

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Answers (3) 1. 6.2 5. 21.68

2. 6.11 6. 30.14

3. 12.47

4. 19.11

1. 13.7

2. 17.19

3. 31.2

4. 71.54

Subtracting decimals ..................... page 24 1. 0.2 5. 1.21

2. 1.73 6. 1.14

3. 0.23 7. 1.24

9. 0.74

10. 0.47

11. 4.36

1. 1.05

2. 21.05

4. 2.17 8. 3.41

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12. 1

3. 0.75

4. 1.86

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(a) (c)

21 20

(b)

70%

0.2

20%

0.08 8% 1 3 , 0.5, 4 4 , 95%

2 5%, 10 , 0.3 , 75% , 0.95

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(a) 5.7

(b) 5.35

(c) 10.64

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(a) 0.5

(b) 6.46

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7 3 10 2 1 3

0.7

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(d) (b) (d)

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Adding decimals ............................. page 23

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(a) (c)

75% 80%

(b) (d)

70% 68%

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(a) (c)

55.6% 65.6%

(b) (d)

63.6% 57.9%

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