# Archives for "December, 2007"

Posted by Peter on 12th December 2007

## Free Y3 maths worksheet: Subtraction – with a number square

The second of our free maths worksheets using a 1-100 number square to help with subtraction. A number square can be used in much the same way as a number line but it makes it easier to subtract whole tens when subtracting a 2-digit number. For example, when taking 52 from 70 the square can […]

Posted by Peter on 11th December 2007

## Maths game: Counting caterpillars (Counting up in twos)

Colin Caterpillar and his chums love eating apples two at a time. Help him count up in twos. (Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

Posted by Peter on 11th December 2007

## News: The Children’s Plan

We have been waiting for the details and now here they are! Yet another new initiative from the Government on Education. This time they are calling it the The Children’s Plan. This is a £1bn 10-year strategy for education, welfare and play. It includes changes to the primary school curriculum and perhaps the best part […]

Posted by Peter on 11th December 2007

## Free Y2 maths worksheet: Understand subtraction

This maths worksheet gives a little bit of practice with subtracting a single digit from a 2-digit number, keeping below 30. There is a number line to help. There are a range of mental arithmetic strategies that can be used for these, depending on the numbers. For example 25 – 5 is straightforward, however 23 […]

Posted by Peter on 10th December 2007

## News: More maths, less testing

n overhaul of national testing and school league tables in recognition that the system of high-stakes testing has become too nerve-racking for children.

Posted by Peter on 10th December 2007

## Free Y1 maths worksheet: Understand subtraction

This maths worksheet uses the subtraction sign with numbers up to 10. The sign for subtraction could well be new to children of this age.

Posted by Peter on 7th December 2007

## Free Y6 maths worksheet: Reflective symmetry

y the end of year 6 children should know and be able to read, write and use the following words:

Mirror line, line of symmetry, line symmetry, symmetrical, reflect,
reflection, translation, axis of symmetry, reflective symmetry.

Posted by Peter on 7th December 2007

## Free Y5 maths worksheet: Making shapes and patterns

This maths worksheet looks at a series of nets to see which can be folded to make an open box or open cube.

Posted by Peter on 6th December 2007

## News: We’ve been obsessed with league tables.

At last a national paper that talks sense about the SAT results and has refused to publish the results as a league table.

Posted by Peter on 6th December 2007

## News: SAT results out: children plateau between 11 and 14.

News: SAT results out: children plateau between 11 and 14.