Lesson Plan: Percentage Change Mathematics • 7th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to apply percentage change and work out the percentage increase or decrease.


Students will be able to

  • calculate a percentage increase from one quantity to another,
  • calculate a percentage decrease from one quantity to another,
  • solve word problems where a percentage change is included in the context.


Students should already be familiar with

  • defining percentage,
  • finding percentages of amounts.


Students will not cover

  • simple interest,
  • compound interest,
  • percentage equations,
  • converting between percentages, fractions, and decimals.

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