Percentages of Numbers

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Welcome to our Finding Percentage Worksheets.

In this area, we have a selection of percentage worksheets for 5th and 6th grade designed
to help children learn and practice finding percentages of numbers.

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Percentages are another area that children can find quite difficult. There are several key areas within percentages which need to be mastered in order.

Our selection of percentage worksheets will help you to find percentages of numbers and amounts, as well as working out percentage increases and decreases and converting percentages to fractions or decimals.

Key percentage facts:

- 50% = 0.5 = ½
- 25% = 0.25 = ¼ 75% = 0.75 = ¾
- 10% = 0.1 =
^{1}⁄_{10} - 1% = 0.01 =
^{1}⁄_{100}

How to work out Percentages of a number

This page will help you learn to find the percentage of a given number.

There is also a percentage calculator on the page to support you work through practice questions.

Here you will find a selection of worksheets on percentages designed to help your child understand how to work out percentages of different numbers.

The sheets are graded so that the easier ones are at the top.

The sheets have been split up into sections as follows:

- finding simple percentages 1%, 10%, 50% and 100%;
- finding multiples of 5%;
- finding any percentage of a number.

The percentage worksheets have been designed for children in 5th/6th grade, and all the sheets come with an answer sheet.

Finding Simple Percentages (1%, 10%, 50% and 100%)

Finding Percentages (trickier)

Percentage of Money Amounts

Often when we are studying percentages, we look at them in the context of money.

The sheets on this page are all about finding percentages of different amounts of money.

Percentage Word Problems

Once your child is confident finding percentages of a range of numbers, they can start using their knowledge to solve problems involving percentages.

The worksheets in this section contain a range of percentage problems set in different contexts.

How can I work out the percentage increase (or decrease)?

Take a look at our How to Work Out Percentage Increase/Decrease page.

This page is all about finding the percentage increase or decrease between two numbers.

We also have a percentage increase calculator that will work it all out for you at the click of a button.

Converting Fractions to Percentages

To convert a fraction to a percentage follows on simply from converting a fraction to a decimal.

Simply divide the numerator by the denominator to give you the decimal form. Then multiply the result by 100 to change the decimal into a percentage.

The printable learning fraction page below contains more support, examples and practice converting fractions to decimals.

Online Percentage Practice Zone

Our online percentage practice zone gives you a chance to practice finding percentages of a range of numbers.

You can choose your level of difficulty and test yourself with immediate feedback!

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