These free fractions to percents to decimal worksheets make teaching about decimals easy.
These worksheets show that fractions divided by their denominators equal percents and decimals.
One of my favorite exercises is putting a penny on each of the numbers on the hundreds chart.
Percents are based on cents or parts of one hundred.
Some children simply need to see that to make the connection between per hundred and percent. Using real money makes it fun. (For elementary school aged children.)
What are decimals?
Decimals are simply solved fractions, one number divided by another, and become easy with practice. They are part of a number based on ten or tenths.
What are percents?
Percents are hundredths, a ratio that compares a number to one hundred. The symbol for percent is %, (one cent is 1/100).
Percents are simply a fraction of one hundred. The Latin root for hundred is cent which is where the word percent originates. Our pennies and cents, too, as they are one hundredth part of a dollar.
Have the children copy the equations while saying the number outloud so as to memorize these equivalent operations. Then practice several times orally like using flash cards, so children can make the association in their school work.
These basic sheets offer copywork of the most common fraction to percent to decimal conversions that most of us have memorized or know at a glance. They're perfect for beginner 2nd and 3rd grade mental math.
Kids have a real head start when they realize that 1/4 = .25 = .250 = a quarter. These all have the same proportion or ratio.
Use these sheets when you want to teach the simple relation between division and percents, money, and even science. This download has four pages that you can print from screen or download to your own files.
See more on our equivalent fraction worksheets page.
Division is the foundation for understanding decimals.
Our fractions decimals percents worksheets teach the concept of a part and then comparing it to both decimals and fractions. Once your students can count to a hundred they can usually grasp the idea of one hundred pennies in a dollar and that the Latin word for hundred was related to the word cent. One penny is one cent.
Decimals are the foundation of understanding percents as with dollars and cents. Most children are familiar with money and how one dollar is worth one hundred pennies.
You can show the children ten rows of ten pennies to show that one cent is one/hundredth. They usually can see that one percent of a dollar is one cent and the connection with one hundred becomes more obvious.
If kids see that the decimals are all parts of ten or one hundred, they can learn about cents and money.
Metric measurements that use the centi- prefix as with centimeter, centigram, centiliter use the same principle as percents in that they are each one one-hundredth part.
Centi- is the base word for "percent".
An abacus is an excellent at-a-glance way to show one hundred in a way that is easy to show that one bead is one/hundredth of the beads on the rack.
Older students who understand multiplication, division, and fractions can understand percents if they understand that the fraction is simply over 100.
Division is the foundation for understanding percents. Simply divide by 100 or move the decimal place to the left by two spaces.
See our counting worksheets for more that is related to teaching the hundreds.
Maria Miller's Math Mammoth decimal worksheets cover the whole spectrum of fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios. I love her digital workbooks.
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