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Magnetic Percent Bar

Product Code: MT46054
Percent bar provides teachers with a colourful resource to demonstrate percentages tangibly.
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Technical Summary


Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Solve Percentage Problems

Solve percentage problems involving part unknown, percent unknown, and whole unknown, helping children grasp mathematical concepts through visual representation.

Write-On/Wipe-Off Background

Use a dry-erase marker (not included) on the write-on/wipe-off background to show your work. This feature enhances engagement by adding an interactive element to lessons.

Includes Guide

Includes a Getting Started guide with four activities. This setup provides immediate, structured learning opportunities, making it easy to integrate into lesson plans.

Colour-Coded Pieces

The set includes colour-coded pieces ranging from 5% to 50%. This variety offers flexible teaching methods and helps children visually understand percentages.

Supports Key Stage 3

Helps children define percentages as ‘number of parts per hundred’ and interpret percentage changes as fractions or decimals, supporting students with Key Stage 3 mathematics.

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Magnetic Percent Bar

Percent bar provides teachers with a colourful resource to demonstrate percentages tangibly.


  • Children often struggle to grasp the concept of percentages. The magnetic percent bar simplifies this by turning percentages into visual and tangible components. By using the various coloured strips on the base, teachers can illustrate percentages as parts of a whole, making problem-solving more intuitive and engaging.

  • This tool ensures lessons are dynamic and aligned with the UK curriculum across multiple Key Stages. It helps Key Stage 3 students define percentages and understand percentage changes. Year 6 students benefit from recalling equivalences between fractions, decimals, and percentages. It also supports Year 3 objectives in recognising and showing equivalent fractions using diagrams.

  • The set includes a Getting Started guide with four activities, thirty-one colour-coded strips ranging from 5 to 50 percent, and a write-on/wipe-off background. Use with a dry-erase marker (not included). Durable materials ensure long-term use, providing educators with a valuable teaching tool.

Supports the National Curriculum

Mathematics, Key Stage 3, Number

Define percentage as ‘number of parts per hundred’, interpret percentages and percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal.

Mathematics, Year 6, Number - Fractions (including decimals & percentages)

Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.

Mathematics, Year 3, Number - Fractions

Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.

Technical Summary


    Pack size

  • Single

Size and measurements


  • 4 cm

  • Length

  • 31 cm