Ratio and proportion

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One-minute intro

One-minute intro

Why learn about ratio and proportion?

The ratio between two numbers is how many times one is bigger than the other.

Quick tips for tutors

Ratio and proportion includes:

  • The meaning of proportion and ratio.
  • Identifying situations involving proportional amounts.
  • Solving proportion problems.
  • Identifying equivalent ratios.
  • Dividing amounts in a given ratio.
  • Linking ratio 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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