# Percentage Vocabulary Puzzles

Our all-new Percentage Vocabulary Puzzles are a great way to hone students’ math vocabulary skills. This version of our puzzles does NOT require any Java applets. We have crosswords puzzles with three levels of difficulty, and a percentage word search. All resources are interactive, engaging, and include a timer. Solutions are also provided. Choose a puzzle below to get started. Be sure to try our related activities, too!

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### Featured Percentage Vocabulary Words On These Puzzles

**Average** – Average, also known as mean, is a measure of central tendency calculated by summing all values in a dataset and dividing by the total number of values. It represents the typical value of the dataset and is commonly used in statistical analysis.

**Commission** – Commission refers to a percentage-based payment or fee earned by an individual or entity for facilitating a transaction or sale of goods or services. It is commonly used in sales and marketing contexts as a form of incentive compensation.

**Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)** – Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is the average annual rate of growth of an investment or business over a specified period, considering compounding effects. It provides a standardized measure for comparing investment returns over different timeframes.

**Compound Interest** – Compound interest is the interest calculated on both the initial principal and the accumulated interest from previous periods. It allows investments or loans to grow at an increasing rate over time, compounding the effect of interest on the principal amount.

**Value Added Tax (VAT)** – Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax levied on the value added to a product at each stage of production or distribution, ultimately borne by the end consumer. It is expressed as a percentage of the product’s selling price.

**Credit Card Interest** – Credit card interest is the finance charge applied to unpaid balances on credit card accounts, typically calculated as a percentage of the outstanding balance. It represents the cost of borrowing money from credit card issuers.

**Depreciation** – Depreciation is the decrease in value of an asset over time due to wear and tear, obsolescence, or other factors. It is often expressed as a percentage of the asset’s initial cost and is accounted for in financial statements to reflect the asset’s reduced worth.

**Discount** – A discount is a reduction in the price of a product or service, typically expressed as a percentage of the original price. It is often offered as an incentive to encourage purchases or to clear inventory.

**Gross Domestic Product (GDP)** – Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total monetary value of all goods and services produced within a country’s borders in a specific time period, usually annually or quarterly. It is a key indicator of a country’s economic performance and standard of living.

**Inflation Rate** – Inflation rate is the percentage change in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a specific period, usually annually. It measures the rate of increase in consumer prices and is a key indicator of economic health.

**Interest Rate** – Interest rate is the percentage charged or earned on a sum of money over a specified period, typically expressed as an annual percentage rate (APR). It influences borrowing and lending decisions, investment returns, and economic activity.

**Markup** – Markup refers to the amount added to the cost price of a product to determine its selling price, usually expressed as a percentage of the cost price. It represents the profit margin or additional expense incurred by the seller.

**Net Income** – Net income, also known as profit or earnings, is the amount of income left after deducting expenses, taxes, and other deductions from gross income. It represents the actual profitability of an individual, business, or investment.

**Percentage Change** – Percentage change is the relative difference between two values expressed as a percentage, calculated by dividing the difference by the original value and multiplying by 100. It measures the magnitude of change relative to the initial value and is commonly used in finance, economics, and

**Principal** – In finance, principal refers to the original amount of money invested, loaned, or borrowed, excluding any interest or additional charges. It serves as the basis for calculating interest and determining the total amount repaid or earned.

**Profit Margin** – Profit margin is the percentage of revenue that exceeds the costs and expenses associated with producing or selling goods or services. It measures the profitability of a business or investment and is a key metric for financial analysis.

**Rate** – In mathematics, rate refers to a ratio that compares two quantities measured in different units, often expressed as a percentage or fraction. It represents the amount of change in one quantity relative to another over a specific period of time or distance.

**Sales Tax** – Sales tax is a consumption tax imposed by governments on the sale of goods and services, usually calculated as a percentage of the purchase price. It generates revenue for local and state governments and is collected by sellers at the point of sale.

**Simple Interest** – Simple interest is the interest calculated only on the initial principal amount, without considering any accumulated interest from previous periods. It is commonly used for short-term loans and investments with fixed interest rates.

**Tax Deduction** – A tax deduction is an expense or item that reduces taxable income, resulting in a lower tax liability. Common deductions include mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and certain business expenses.

**Tax Rate** – Tax rate is the percentage of income or value subject to taxation, determined by government authorities. It varies depending on the type of tax (e.g., income tax, sales tax) and the taxpayer’s income level or taxable transactions.

**Tip** – A tip, also known as gratuity, is an additional amount of money given voluntarily to service workers, such as waitstaff, in appreciation for good service. It is typically calculated as a percentage of the total bill amount.

**Total** – Total refers to the sum or aggregate of all individual components or quantities. It represents the combined result of adding or combining multiple values, amounts, or percentages.

**Yield** – Yield is the rate of return on an investment, expressed as a percentage of the amount invested or the current market value. It represents the income generated by the investment and is a key metric for evaluating investment performance.