# % Perfect percentages! %

Today in maths we have been exploring percentages, finding a range of different percentages from amounts of money. We found out how to calculate 50%, 10%, 25% etc, but also had the challenge to calculate more difficult percentages like 27%, 88% or 47.5%!

Class 9 – what have you learnt about finding percentages? What tips can you remember?

1. kian

10 = divide by 10

2. freddie

Wow its funny how I find percentages a struggle but come to think of it its not so bad afterall this was no struggle like it used to be. : )

3. Molly

You can use little tricks to help find percentages like 50% and 25% can make 75%.

4. ben

i got 61.75%

5. Manon

I really enjoyed this lesson working out percentages of a number. I now feel really confident and I can’t wait to do more! 🙂
MY TIP:
My tip is that you should find the easiest percentages first, like 50 and 10 and 1, then you can find the more difficult percentages by adding, subtracting,multiplying or dividing the percentage. 😀 Simple!

6. jessie

I have fun finding 50% and 75% as well.

7. Charlotte

I enjoyed working with Molly to find percentages of 150. We first found the normal ones but then we started to find random ones like 94%!

8. Becca

I enjoyed this lesson on percentages.

9. polinastankova

I found percentages very fun and hope to do it again?:)

10. franchesca

I really enjoyed doing this maths activity but it was very challenging i might need a bit more practice and help because i didn’t understand it that much. So I hope we can have a bit more practice on the maths work again (:

11. Manon

Can we do some more soon? 😀

12. Ellen

i learnt that if you divide by ten you find ten percent of something

13. oscar (school council) :P

I got something like 361.655114% of 328

14. oscar (school council) :P

The first steps I would do would be:
50% (100%/2)
10% (100&/10)
25% (50%/2)
1% (10%/10)
5% (1%x5 or 50%/10 or 10%/2)

15. oscar (school council) :P

Percentages are great to work with – they’re really fun 😀 😀 😛 😛 🙂 🙂 😉 😉

16. Elle

I challenged myself to do 83.5%%%%%%%%%%%

17. Elle

It was great fun!?

18. jessie

I enjoyed working with my partner we got stuck but we know how to do it now!!