## Percentages

Percentages have always been a problematic subject for children. The majority of them fail to understand usability and its need in daily life. Let us understand percentages in a better way. Also discover ways to teach them in an easy way.

**What is a percentage?**

- Per means for each and cent means 100.
- Percentage means for every 100.
- The percentage is a special type of fraction that always has 100 in the denominator, and we indicate them by using this percentage symbol
**%**.

**Why percentages numbers are needed?**

We use percentages **to make fractional calculations easier**. It is much simpler to work with parts of 100 than thirds, twelfths and so on.

Percentages are used everywhere. Some of the examples are:

- Shopping:
- Interest rates
- Exam score

**Relation between fractions, decimals and percentages:**

We know that decimals are also kind of fractions and percentages too. So let us understand how they are related.

- Percentage, decimals and fractions are all related and can be converted into each other forms.
- To convert a fraction into a percentage, remove 100 from the denominator and add % symbol to the numerator digit.
- To convert a decimal fraction into a percentage, just multiply with a hundred.

**Different ways of teaching:**

**Teaching through stories:**

**Teaching through activities: **

**Fraction, decimal and percentage train:**The fractions, decimals, visuals and percentages will be put together in the box. Students will have to match all the related fractions, decimals and percentages accordingly.