Changing Fractions Decimals Percentages Example
What is the resource?
This PDF shows worked examples of converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages. Best for older primary / early secondary learners needing refresher practice.
Why is converting number forms important?
We constantly encounter numbers in different guises – understanding them all is key:
- Shopping & prices: Money uses decimals: sale discounts are often advertised as percentages...
- Recipe units: Ingredients may be fractions, but measuring uses cups (decimal-related).
- Stats & reports: Numbers may be presented as percentages rather than raw data for clarity.
- Further maths prep: Changing forms becomes even more vital in algebra, science calculations, etc.
Why is this resource helpful?
It makes practice less about rote memorization, focusing on clear explanations:
- Step-by-step: Provides a model for how to solve any similar problem, not just the ones given.
- Common types only: Concentrates on core conversions likely to be needed, reduces overwhelm.
- Visually organised: Arrows show the connection between steps, building reasoning as well as skills.
- Printable PDF: Great for review before homework, as a 'cheat sheet' until it's second nature, etc.
This resource encourages methods, not just answers. Students gain confidence in knowing why conversions work, making maths less arbitrary.
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