Archives for "July, 2008"

Posted by Peter on 25th July 2008

Free maths worksheet: Number search – Make 12

Well, it is certainly getting towards the end of term so I think we can afford to spare some time with some simple number searches and games. The square has numbers and the four rules signs. just search across, down or diagonally to find number sentences that make 12. They could be addition, subtraction, division […]

Posted by Peter on 24th July 2008

Free maths worksheet: Word search – Place value

An easier word search today, looking at words to do with place value. The words are: more, less, plus, double, altogether, subtract, take, minus, half, difference and equals. It is very important that children learn the meanings of these words so it is well worth taking a little time talking about them. Free maths worksheet: […]

Posted by Peter on 17th July 2008

SAT tests: what is 100% ?

Well I know that footballers and other sports people sometimes get confused and think that they need to put in 110% effort, or even more, but the chief exec of QCA should have a better understanding of what 100% means. On Monday Dr Boston gave evidence to MPs that 100% of papers had been marked. […]

Posted by Peter on 16th July 2008

SAT test results

So, it has been claimed that all the SAT papers have been marked and given to schools – yet reports are still coming in that schools have not received their scores or they are obviously wrong. These included schools in Lancashire, Cheshire, Cambridgeshire, Coventry, Hampshire, Manchester, Dorset, London, Norfolk and Wiltshire. You might feel that […]

Posted by Peter on 16th July 2008

Free Y3 maths worksheet: make a thousand

A thousand is a pretty big number to work with and one of the best ways to beginn to appreciate its size is to work with whole hundreds to make 1000. To be able to do this it is essential to know pairs of numbers which make 10. If these are not known by year […]

Posted by Peter on 15th July 2008

Free Y2 maths worksheet: Count on

We often assume that once children have gained some confidence with small numbers that they automatically can move on to using larger numbers. This may well not be the case. Here is a simple maths worksheet which is all about counting on single digits from a 2-digit number. The most obvious way to do this […]

Posted by Peter on 14th July 2008

Free Y1 maths worksheet: how many ways?

The Primary Framework for Mathematics is very keen that young children use their mathematical knowledge to solve problems and investigate. This worksheet gives an idea of the kind of work that can be done. Find 3 boxes and 7 counters or buttons. Explore how many different ways that the counters can be put in the […]

Posted by Peter on 8th July 2008

News: Sats test delay

Sats test delay Well the SAT results for our 11 year olds have been delayed –  a predictable event. We might think that our children’s test papers are marked by teachers or people employed in education but in fact the contract for marking the tests was awarded to a company called ETS for the next […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd July 2008

Free Y3 maths worksheet: Making 100 by adding

Here is a straightforward worksheet which is more open ended. It allows the child to find two numbers which add up to 100. Some children will work in a well ordered methodical way eg by adding whole tens 90 + 10, 80 + 20, 70 + 30 etc whilst others will choose a more random […]