Comparing fractions and %

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Why compare fractions and percentages?

50% is a half. 25% is a quarter. 1% is a hundredth.

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Comparing fractions and percentages includes:

  • Explanation of the equivalent relationship between fractions, decimals and percentage.
  • Related key vocabulary.
  • Process of converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Practical examples of using conversion to solve problems in everyday contexts.
  • Activities to practise comparing fractions, decimals and fractions.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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