Percentage cricket word problems
Activity Percentage cricket word problems
Curriculum Area Maths
NC Objectives Ma2 1b), 1c), 1d), 1e), 1f), 1i) 3a), 3b), 3f), 3g), 3h), 3i), 3j), 4a) & 4b) Ma3 1a), 4a).

Main learning objective

Solve one-step and two-step problems involving percentages; choose and carry out appropriate calculations, using calculator methods where appropriate.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 10 minutes
  • Introduce the lesson by explaining that they will be focusing on percentages and word problems, explaining that percentage is the number of parts per 100.
  • Begin by asking what 50% of 100 is and discuss and then 25% of 100. Discuss which number operation percentage is very close to (division).
  • Carry out some questions for multiplying by ten and by one hundred and discuss the place value and shift of the digits one and two place value columns to the left. Then do the same for division and explain it as the inverse of multiplication and the shift of the place value columns in the opposite direction.
  • Explain that to work out the percentage you divide the number by 100 and then multiply the answer by the percentage number needed to be found, eg 12% of 80 = 80 ÷ 100 = 0.80 x 12 = 9.6%. Practice further questions.


Main Activity 40 Minutes
  • Provide the class with the Activity worksheet for this module to complete individually. They can show their working to each question. The pupils may need a calculator to help with some questions. An interactive calculator is provided in the Supporting Material section for demonstration purposes.
  • Encourage to check their work through carefully.


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Go through the answers to the questions and ask individuals to explain how they worked out the answer to each question. If there is time they can show their workings on the board.
  • Use the activity answer sheet if required.


Interactive Resources

The following resource is available as an interactive resource within this module. Click on the link below to access it from the Supporting Material section.