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Comparing fractions, decimals and percentages


Watch this video from Maths and Numeracy which shows how Snoot, Fin and Plimble compare fractions, decimals and percentages when fuelling their saucer.

Did you know

Fractions, decimals and percentages all have equivalents of each other, so it is quite easy to compare and order them!

All you need to do is convert them into the same form.

Often, it is easiest to convert them into percentages, because then it is really obvious which is the biggest or smallest.Watch the video from to quickly revise how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Converting fractions to percentages

Per cent means out of 100. Since not all fractions have a denominator of 100, you have to convert the fraction into one that does. Then the numerator is the percentage amount.

For example:

What is ¹²⁄₂₅ as a percentage?

12/25 is equal to 48/100

If you multiply both the numerator and denominator by 4 you find the equivalent fraction with a denominator of 100.

48 percent expressed as a fraction and percentage

You can see that ¹²⁄₂₅ written as a percentage is 48%.

Another method you could use to convert a fraction to a percentage, is to divide the numerator by the denominator and multiply the answer by 100.

For example:

What is ¹⁄₈ as a percentage?

First divide the numerator by the denominator...

1 ÷ 8 = 0.125

then multiply the answer by 100.

0.125 x 100 = 12.5%

Therefore, you can see that ¹⁄₈ written as a percentage is 12.5%

Converting decimals into percentages

It can be quite straightforward to convert a decimal to a percentage. You can simply multiply the decimal by 100 to turn it into a percentage.

For example:

What is 0.67 as a percentage?

0.67 x 100 = 67


0.67 = 67%

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Now here's a few for you to try.

Can you convert and order these into ascending order? Hint: You need to convert them all into one type, either decimal, fraction or percentage, so you can order them.





Activity 1

Order and compare fractions, decimals and percentages

Have a look at this worksheet. Type out your answers into a new file and send them to me.


Activity 2

Order and compare fractions, decimals and percentages

Try this second worksheet also. Use what you have learnt to solve the problems.


Activity 3

Ordering fractions, decimals and percentages

To consolidate what you have learnt, click on this link here which will take take to you an online exercise. See how many you can right!


Science - Adapatation


Living things are adapted to their habitats.

This means they have special features that help them to survive.

Watch this clip to find out more about adaptation.

Examples of animals adapted for different environments include:

  • African elephant - lives in a hot habitat and has very large ears that it flaps to keep cool.

  • Polar bear - lives in a cold habitat and has thick fur to keep warm.

It’s not just animals that are adapted to their environment, plants are too.

A cactus is well adapted for survival in the desert.

They have long roots to collect water from a large area and a stem that can store water for a long period of time.

The animals and plants in one habitat are suited to live there and may not be able to survive in other habitats.

When a habitat changes, the animals and plants that live there are affected.

Animals that are good at adapting will be good at surviving and reproducing.

  • The Texas blind salamander has adapted to have no eyes because it doesn't need them to survive in its habitat - a pitch black cave.
  • The arctic fox has dark fur in the summer but its fur changes to white to blend in with the snow in the winter.
  • The desert fox has very large ears. Along with its thin coat, these features help it keep cool in the heat of the desert.
  • The cuttlefish can change colour in the blink of an eye to match its environment under the water.


Activity 1

Click here for an online quiz to see what you have learnt about Adapation.


Activity 2

Click here for a worksheet on Adaptation. Type your answers out on a document and send them to me.


Before the break I was busy completing the paper work for your transfer to secondary school but there were some questions I could not answer because they are questions about you guys personally. Obviously, had we been in school I could have just asked you directly but circumstances being what they are that just isn't possible at the moment. I would like you to please open the file here and answer the questions on the sheet. There are only four questions and it shouldn't take you yoo long, but it would be a massive help to me in completing your paper work.