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Percent of a Number – Worksheet

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 6

Practice calculating the percent of a quantity with this worksheet.

Percent of a Number Worksheet

Are there real-life situations where students will need to know how to calculate the percent of a number? Absolutely! Whether it is calculating discounts or determining how much to leave as a tip at a restaurant, percentages are an important concept to learn. Teach Starter has created a worksheet for you to use with your students when learning how to find the percent of a whole number.

With this worksheet, students will determine the percentage of a whole number. Additionally, students will use their problem-solving skills to apply this knowledge to solve a variety of word problems.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who need a bit of a challenge, ask them to create 4 word problems involving percentages over 100%. Encourage them to solve and state their observations.

If there are students who need a bit of support, consider using visual methods, such as a strip or tape diagram, to model how to find the percentage of a whole number.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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