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Can anyone recommend...?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by minnieminx, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I teach them to find 10%, divide by 10.

    Find 1%, divide by 100.

    Then mix and match and add to find what you need. In your case a 10% and four 1%, if that makes sense.

    I also teach them to find 50% and 25%, but it isn't relevant for your example.

    However I'd expect most year 6 children to be able to notice that 14% of 50 must be 7 without any real working.
  2. Mine break it down into smaller amounts, so using 1% and 10% etc. For this one, they would probably find 10% of 50 (easy) then 1% of 50 (easy) multiply the latter by 4 then add together.
    I presume you mean doing it mentally - not with a written method/calc?!
  3. moggycat

    moggycat New commenter

    The example I gave was just an easy exampe, so yes they would know that one I hope! Thanks for your help, xx

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