Archives for "June, 2008"
A couple of free maths worksheets for very simple addition sums here. Aimed at young children who have learnt to count to ten and can begin to add two single digits without the help of a number line. If they find these hard don’t be afraid to use a number line to help. Free maths [...]
Well, the metric system has been with us for a long time but there are still many children who use Imperial units when talking, often not knowing very much about them. Schools teach the metric system: society seems to want to keep the old fashioned system and it is our children who suffer. Metric is [...]
Free reception maths worksheet: how many more?
Children always seem very reluctant to check the answers to calculations that they have made. This sometimes results in bizarre answers, often when using a calculator. Here is a simple subtraction worksheet but it also asks for each subtraction to be checked by carrying an addition. For example: 40 – 17 = 23 can be [...]
The teachers’ union, unison, has highlighted a problem whereby more and more teaching assistants are being asked to cover teacher absence and take full classes for maths and literacy lessons. Whist GCSE Maths might be a qualification it has little to do with understanding how young children learn and the best approaches to take to [...]
There is to be a greater emphasis on maths in England’s nursery schools. More help for children struggling and parents to be given more support. The idea is to combat the negative culture in this country towards maths – it is socially fashionable to claim that “I am no good at maths!” Of course this [...]
Thanks to ‘Youarebrainy’ for this worksheet for very young children. ‘More than’ and ‘less than’ are important concepts for children to understand and they need plenty of practical work at home before moving onto worksheets: eg ask questions during everyday life, such as ‘Have I got more cake than you?’ Again, if using a worksheet [...]
I’ve just heard that MathSphere (one of the most successful school providers of Maths software) have launched a superb offer for schools. If a school buys a site licence for any of the MathSphere software then they will provide 32 CDs with the same content for the school to give to parents: and all for [...]
Adding or subracting whole hundreds ‘in your head’ can cause problems for children. It takes time to realise that if you know that 6 + 7 = 13 then it is easy to work out 600 + 700. Children are thrown by the larger numbers and do not see the patterns involved. eg: 6 + [...]
Here is a nice little investigation for young children which will show how well they can organise their thinking and work in a logical way. The question is simple: how many different ways can you score 8 when throwing two dice? It’s always a good idea to sit down with your children when doing this [...]
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