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Percentage of a Zoo

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We are thrilled to introduce a brand-new, engaging resource for your maths classroom! Our Design Your Own Zoo with Percentages worksheet is a fun and educational activity aimed at grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students who are learning about percentages. This free worksheet can be downloaded by clicking on the

button at the bottom of the page, and as with all our resources, it is completely free.

About the Worksheet

This unique worksheet combines creativity with mathematical skills, allowing students to design their own zoo using a 10 by 10 grid as a map. The grid provides a perfect visual aid for understanding and working with percentages. Students can either follow the given instructions to design a zoo or create their own, ensuring they calculate the percentage allocated to each animal enclosure.

How to Use the Worksheet

  • Given Instructions: The worksheet includes specific instructions to help students design their zoo. For example:

    • 20% of the map should be for the elephants.

    • 10% of the map should be for the giraffes.

    • 15% of the map should be for the lions.

    • And so on.

    By following these instructions, students will practice calculating and coloring percentages on the grid.

  • Design Your Own Zoo: Alternatively, students can use their creativity to design their own zoo. They must decide the percentage of the grid each animal will occupy and ensure the total percentages add up to 100%. This method encourages critical thinking and a deeper understanding of how percentages work in real-world contexts.

Educational Benefits

This worksheet helps students:

  • Understand Percentages: By dividing the 10 by 10 grid and assigning percentages to different areas, students gain a concrete understanding of how percentages represent parts of a whole.

  • Apply Maths to Real-Life Scenarios: Designing a zoo requires students to apply their knowledge of percentages in a practical and fun way.

  • Enhance Creativity: The open-ended nature of the activity allows students to use their imagination while reinforcing mathematical concepts.

Download and Enjoy!

The Design Your Own Zoo with Percentages worksheet is an excellent addition to any maths lesson focused on percentages. It offers a blend of creativity and mathematical practice that will keep students engaged and motivated. The worksheet can be downloaded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Remember, all resources on our website are free, making it easy for you to access high-quality educational materials. Happy teaching!

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