Percentages of an Amount

Curriculum support15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Practice of exam style questions on the topic
Learning Bar Modelling
Problem solving complex calculations without the use of a calculator
Tas ParveenHost: Tas is a Qualified Secondary Teacher specialising in Maths with a background of Accounting and Finance. She has worked in several schools over a period of 5 years - including as a numeracy co-ordinator, working with pupils aged 11-16 with gifted and talented, SEN and EAL pupils. Tas has also worked as a private Tutor with GCSE and KS3 pupils helping them to increase their grades as much as 3 steps over a space of 2 years.

In this class, we will be looking at the bar modelling method to calculate percentages of an amount.

Students will firstly be shown how to figure out a range of different amounts without using a calculator, including 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 50%. They will then use these key calculations to work out more complex calculations such as 67% of an amount.

This short burst class will give students the confidence to tackle any percentage calculation without the use of a calculator setting them up for Non-Calculator assessments but also improving their math skills for use in day to day life. 

Related Classes

If you found this class useful, have a look at our other Maths Classes aimed at students in Years 10-11/S4-5.

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This session is suitable for GCSE Maths pupils who want to recap Percentages, or students in S4 or S5.

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
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