Children in mental maths tests are often asked to calculate percentages of numbers mentally. e.g. 25% of 48, 75% of 36, 40% of 60 etc.

These questions are quite easy to solve if the children are familiar with the mental maths techniques and tricks required to solve them. I have therefore prepared a sheet below which explains the main ways in which to calculate percentages of numbers mentally, followed by some practice sheets where you can test their mental techniques by constantly changing the numbers you give them.

Click on the following document to get the rules for calculating percentages of numbers. Download microsoft_word_percentage_rules.pdf

Easy ways to calculate percentages

Posted by: ddd | 01/08/2009 at 01:38 PM