Archives for "October, 2008"

Posted by Peter on 31st October 2008

Free maths worksheet: ordinal numbers wordsearch

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk: ordinal numbers wordsearch Whilst young children are not expected to know the term ‘ordinal numbers’ they are expected to know and understand terms such as first, second, third etc. This is a simple wordsearch using these terms. All the words can be found either going across or down – there […]

Posted by Peter on 29th October 2008

4 times table worksheets

4 times table worksheets from mathsblog.co.uk The 4 times table is a ‘middle of the road’ table which many children never get a secure recall of. It is, of course, double the two times table and all the answers are even. Remember the danger is that some children are taught that they only need to […]

Posted by Peter on 27th October 2008

News: Internet access for low income families

News from Mathsblog.co.uk Internet access for low income families The Government is beginning to put into practice its scheme to ensure that all school age children have computer access at home. They are piloting the scheme in Suffolk and Oldham in February by providing grants to pay for one computer, software, internet access and 3 […]

Posted by Peter on 24th October 2008

Maths vocabulary: Year 2 Counting and Place Value

Maths vocabulary from mathsblog.co.uk Some quite difficult vocabulary is introduced in Year 2. We shall start with the recommended new vocabulary for Counting and Place Value. Words to do with Counting and Properties of numbers are: hundreds thousand threes fours fives sixes sevens eights nines tens twenty-first twenty-second etc tally multiple of sequence continue predict […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd October 2008

Maths worksheet: moving towards standard written methods

Moving towards standard written methods of addition: maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk Just one page is not enough for children to become confident with a method, so I have included here a second maths worksheet which uses the ‘moving towards standard written methods’ of 2-digit addition. With this method the units are added and placed below […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd October 2008

Free maths worksheets: 10 x table

10x table maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk The 10 times table is often the second that is learnt by children, usually after the two times table. The reason for this is that it appears to be easy. Before attempting to learn the table children should have had plenty of practice counting up and down in tens. […]

Posted by Peter on 21st October 2008

Free Y5 maths worksheet: partitioning large numbers

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk A good understanding of place value is needed to partition a number. Always think of large numbers in blocks of 3: hundreds, tens and units: then hundreds, tens and units of thousands: then hundreds, tens and units of millions. So 456 456 456 is four hundred and fifty six million, […]

Posted by Peter on 20th October 2008

Girls outshine boys at the age of 3!

Don’t be surprised if your daughter seems to be doing better at school than your son! It has been a fairly well known fact that girls do better than boys at all levels of education from the age of the first SAT tests at 7 up to higher education. A new report has just come […]

Posted by Peter on 17th October 2008

Free maths worksheet: adding 6 to a single digit

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk Here is another in our series of simple, single digit addition. This time there are two worksheets for adding 6 to a single digit. These pages can act as ‘brain training’ exercises, to help children get to know the number bonds from one to ten so that they can answer […]

Posted by Peter on 16th October 2008

Free Y5 maths worksheet: making shapes game

Free maths worksheet from mathsphere.co.uk Here is a nice little game that you can play at home with a partner. Make sure that you have got a pile of cubes that interlock. Sit with your back to your partner. You each have the same number of cubes (about 6 – 9 are quite enough) and […]