## Pages

### Finding Percent of a Number Cheat Sheet

Knowing how to calculate the percentage of a number is pretty much the basis of consumer math. This skill comes up when calculating interest, tips at restaurants, discounts from coupons, tax on purchased items and with budgeting. It's such a simple but important skill for students to learn and really become comfortable with before graduation.

In this post, I want to share a finding percentage of a number handout for your students.

I recently posted a cheat sheet on Facebook and got a comment about another cheat sheet I had shared some time ago in our consumer math Facebook group. It's a sheet showing students how to find a percentage of a number by dividing by 2 to find 50%, dividing by 4 to find 25%, etc. I had completely forgotten to ever share the sheet here on my blog, so wanted to write this short post sharing it from my Google Drive.

After sharing the sheet in the Facebook group, I got feedback to add 1% to the sheet. So when you download it, how to find 1% will also be there.

### Percent activities

Students unlock 5 locks by finding percents in this tax, tip and discounts digital math escape room activity. The activity comes digital in Google Forms and printable PDF.

This converting fraction, decimal percent digital math escape room activity has students converting the different forms: fractions to decimals, decimals to percents, percents to decimals, decimals to fractions and fractions to percents.

This percent change task cards activity sparks a lot of conversations about how prices have changed over the years. Students calculate and compare percent change between past and present costs of items.

Students practice finding percent change on this 1-page percent change coloring activity sheet.