Match fractions, decimals and percentages with this printable activity.
Connecting Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Have your students been working to understand the meaning of percentages? Do they understand the relationship between percentages, fractions and decimals? Teach Starter has a match-up activity ready for you if you are looking for an activity to help strengthen this maths skill!
To play, print and cut out the cards. Ask students to look at each card’s fraction, decimal, percentage, or visual model. A completed set has 3 cards. This includes a visual model, percentage, and a fraction or decimal equivalent. Students can record their answers on the provided recording sheet.
Students will practice relating fractions, decimals, and percents through this activity. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of how to represent percentages with a 10×10 grid model.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this percentages match-up activity to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
For students who need a bit of support, limit the number of cards required for a match. For example, students could match just 2 cards, the visual model and the percentage.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to think of different ways to represent the percentage with a visual model.
🔔 Bell Ringer Activity
Project a card for your students to see as soon as they enter the classroom. Have students write or draw a corresponding model, fraction or percentage on a piece of paper or in their notebooks. Collect the papers or discuss the answers as a group.
👯 Find Your Match
Provide each student in your class with one of the cards. Challenge the students to find the other 2 students with a matching model, fraction or percentage. For an extra challenge, make the activity a race, or ask the students to complete the task in silence!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.
Print on card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on thick card and slip them into write-and-wipe sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, and then erase and reuse them.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator.