Archives for "October, 2008"

Posted by Peter on 15th October 2008

Maths vocabulary for year 1 (Position and instructions)

Year 1 maths vocabulary list from mathsblog.co.uk The final list of vocabulary that children in year 1 are expected to become familiar with is to do with position and general instructions. Earlier sets of words can be found in the reception worksheet section of the site. Words to do with position are: underneath              centre                     journey […]

Posted by Peter on 12th October 2008

Maths worksheets: 3 times table

3 x table maths worksheets from mathsblog.co.uk The 3 times table is one of the harder tables to learn – the pattern of even numbers found in the two times table is not there: but answers do alternate between odd and even. It is usually learned after the twos, tens and fives. A good way […]

Posted by Peter on 10th October 2008

Maths vocabulary Year 1 (measures and shape)

Maths vocabulary from mathsblog.co.uk Continuing with the list of vocabulary that children in year 1 are expected to become familiar with is this set on measures and shape. Much of this is to do with time. Earlier sets of words can be found in the reception worksheet section of the site. Words to do with […]

Posted by Peter on 7th October 2008

Maths worksheet: 2 times table

2x table maths worksheets from mathsblog.co.uk The 2 times table is usually the first that is learnt by children, usually after a lot of practice with doubling small numbers. There is a danger when only using the two times table that children think of multiplying only as ‘timesing by 2’ or doubling. Another danger is […]

Posted by Peter on 6th October 2008

Free Y4 maths worksheet: number grid in tens

In order for children to be really confident with handling numbers it is very important that they have a great deal of practice in counting forwards and backwards. To re-inforce place value counting on and back in ones, tens, hundreds and thousands is especially worthwhile. This might appear to be easay, but problems do arrive […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd October 2008

Free maths worksheet: counting and matching

Free maths worksheet from urbrainy.com Thanks to URBrainy.com for this worksheet. They specialise in early years maths and have some great free resources. This is a counting and matching page. Matching equal numbers of things is an important step for young children and one which should be encouraged as often as possible. Worksheets are only […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd October 2008

World Maths Day

World Maths Day 2009 info from mathsblog.co.uk World Maths Day was a huge success last year, with over one million students from over 150 countries taking part. Altogether 182 455 169 questions were correctly answered. Wow! Whingate Primary School was the top UK school with 170 139 correct answers. Well done to them! You only […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd October 2008

Multiplying 2-digits by 2: moving towards standard written methods

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk Here is a worksheet which looks at multiplying a 2-digit number by 2. It uses a method taught in school prior to children using the standard written method, with which you are probably familiar. This method of multiplication encourages understanding of the process of multiplying a 2-digit number by  a […]

Posted by Peter on 1st October 2008

U R Brainy launches full maths worksheets site

After a couple of months in beta mode urbrainy.com has fully launched today. Aimed at parents of children in their early years it provides a whole host of colourful maths worksheets. Plenty are free but if you want the full 1000 + then there is a subscription of £10.00 for a year – pretty good […]

Posted by Peter on 1st October 2008

News: The Story of Maths BBC 4

If you are interested in how mathematics has come about and all the wonderful developments in science that have come from maths, then this is the series for you. Starting on Monday 6th October at 9.00pm on BBC 4 it takes a journey through the past and around the world, to Egypt, China, India, Russia, […]