Find Percents Using Mental Math Worksheet

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Finding percents using mental math refers to the process of determining the percentage of a given number using simple mental calculations or estimation, rather than using a calculator or formal mathematical operations. This method of finding percents can be useful in situations where a calculator is not available or when a quick approximation is needed.

Grade 6

There are different methods for finding percents using mental math, such as using the "percentage of" relationship, using the "part-whole" relationship, and using estimation. These methods can involve simple arithmetic operations such as multiplication and division, and can be applied to various types of problems, such as finding the discount on a purchase or determining the percentage of a group that belongs to a certain category. Share this finding percents using mental math worksheet with your students to help them practice this concept better.

Teaching Finding Percents using Mental Math Easily 


  1. Explain that percents are used to express a number as a proportion of 100, and that they can be written as fractions or decimals.
  2. Guide students through the process of solving the problem using mental math. For example, you can help them solve and show how to use the "percentage of" relationship by multiplying the original price of the shirt ($50) by the percent off (25%) written as a decimal (0.25) to find the discount ($12.50) given in worksheet.
  3. Encourage students to practice solving simi...
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