Year 8s calculate profits

Yarraman P-9's Year 8 Maths class have been having fun with percentages. PICTURE: CONTRIBUTED

Yarraman P-9 State School’s Year 8 students have been adding up some great results in maths recently.

The Year 8 students have just completed their maths unit involving percentage and profit and loss.

Percentages are used to describe many different aspects of information and even have their own symbol: %

Throughout the unit students have used percentages to calculate commission, mark-up, profit and loss.

They have also had the opportunity to make some ‘financial decisions’.

Well done Yarraman Year 8 students!