It’s always nice to have something topical to use as part of the maths curriculum. Here we have a page on percentages, linked to the theme of bonfire night, or fireworks.
Four different kinds of fireworks are on sale, with 20% off. The questions involve working out how much the boxes cost and how much in the way of savings can be made.
Finding 20% is relatively straightforward if done in two parts:
first find 10% by dividing by 2
find 20% by doubling the answer.
You can find this page in my Year 6, Understanding Number section.
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