6th Grade

6th Grade Percentage Word Problem Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is designed for sixth-grade students and includes a variety of word problems that require the application of percentage calculations. The problems are based on real-life scenarios such as computing the sale price of shoes, determining the percentage of questions answered correctly on a test, figuring out markup on retail items, and calculating the percentage increase in a town’s population. Additional exercises involve computing sales tax, interpreting data from a circle graph, calculating a tip at a restaurant, determining the discount on movie tickets, assessing a basketball player’s shooting success rate, and finding the percentage decrease in the price of a laptop.

The aim of this worksheet is to teach students how to calculate percentages in various everyday contexts. It helps them understand how to find the percentage of a quantity, increase or decrease prices by a percentage, and interpret percentage data in graphical formats. These problems are designed to enhance students’ numerical literacy and problem-solving skills, equipping them with the ability to handle common financial and statistical situations they may encounter in their daily lives. Through this worksheet, students learn to apply mathematical concepts to practical scenarios, reinforcing the importance of percentages in decision-making and analysis.