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Percentages
These percentage problems reinforce the use of percentages to show fractional values. At this level, the problems often contain a context of measurement with money or parts of a group.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 4: Fractions
   Math 4: Percentages
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Elementary Fractions/Decimals
NCTM Standards:
   Number and Operations Standard for Grades 3-5

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Back-to-school Supplies - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help calculate the total bill for these back-to-school supplies. ... more>>

Birthday Pictures - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Join Ms. Juncos's fourth-grade team in a comparison of seasons of birthdays. ... more>>

Charlene Goes Shopping - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Charlene needs to add some items to her winter collection. Help her determine where she should shop. ... more>>

Count the Discount - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The jacket on the clearance rack is marked down 20% more each day. How much will it cost after 5 days? ... more>>

Frugal Freeda - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help Freeda decide which store has the best buy. ... more>>

Irish Specials - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Calculate the final bill for our St. Patrick's Day dinner last week. ... more>>

Is There Really a Discount? - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine which friend is correct about the final price on a sales item. ... more>>

More Balloons - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 5. Here's a more difficult problem based on our balloon color preferences. ... more>>

Penny-Pinching Pretzel Company - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. If a pretzel company reduces the amount of pretzels in a bag by 25% and then later increases that new amount by 25%, do the changes break even? ... more>>

Sprinkler Spray - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Compare the radii of three sprinklers in Lily's garden. ... more>>

Summer at Sweet Tooth - Ross Shelter & Carrie Shankweiler
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate Kate's earnings during her summer waitressing job. ... more>>

Toys To Go - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Sam determine the sale price of scooters at the toy store. ... more>>

The Twelve Percents of Christmas - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the percentages of the total gifts received on each of the twelve days of Christmas. ... more>>

What Percentage? - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Students are asked to find the percentage of numbers from 1 to 100 which meet several given criteria. ... more>>

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