Percentages Puzzles Worksheets for Decimal and Fraction Equivalents, Percentages of Quantities / Amounts / Whole Numbers, Percentage Increases and Decreases, and Price Increases and Decreases by Percentages. Ideal for Math Centers, these 6 no prep printables could be used for starter activities, revision, early finishers, homework etc.
An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. They are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a math-related word to be revealed after completing the calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a percentage calculation and a letter. Students circle any boxes containing errors. Then they put together the letters from the remaining boxes to reveal a math word. There is a further challenge question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word.
The range of puzzles in this resource is ideal for differentiation and / or to cater for a range of groups and classes. Those you don't use this year will hopefully be useful in future years.
The PDF file includes a puzzle and answer key for each of the list below:
Decimal and Fraction Equivalents
Percentages of Quantities / Amounts (Easier 1 star version)
Percentages of Quantities (More challenging 2 star version)
Price Increases and Decreases by Percentages (Pound AND dollar versions)
Students often forget or avoid checking their own work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking the calculations in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves.
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Here are some other packets of Math Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Puzzles:
Rounding Puzzles Worksheets
Fractions Puzzles (Worksheets)
Decimals Puzzles Worksheets