Calculating percentages and decimals


Are you a CUPE member who’s interested in learning some basic union math? Do you want to serve your local as a union financial officer?

We’re glad you’re here. We hope this short, online course helps you develop the skills and the confidence to be more comfortable with math as you develop your union leadership skills.

The course is open to any member of CUPE who is interested in learning some basic math.

What you’ll learn

  1. Know how to make basic calculations
  2. Feel confident in basic math needed for your role, and
  3. Do calculations to figure out per capita and union dues.

Materials you need

  • Computer or mobile device
  • Calculator
  • Pen and paper


  • The course takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Ready to dive in? Click on Lesson 1 below.