Archives for "November, 2008"

Posted by Peter on 27th November 2008

News: urbrainy launches maths games

If you are looking for bright, colourful worksheets and resources for very young children then is one site you must visit. They have launched the first of their interactive maths games this week. The site is developing into an excellent resource with plenty of free stuff for young children beginning their understanding of maths. […]

Posted by Peter on 26th November 2008

Free Y5 maths worksheet: very large numbers

Free maths worksheet from Once again we have a maths worksheet which needs a very good understanding of place value to answer correctly. Dealing with numbers up to millions is not easy for children: many never succeed in being able to read them correctly. Whilst the second part of the worksheet requires a calculator, […]

Posted by Peter on 25th November 2008


Review of mychild from Mychild is a website for parents. It offers a huge amount of help including parenting advice, worksheets and resources. Some of these are free but they also offer a subscription service. Whilst this isn’t cheap it does come with some excellent resources across the curriculum and includes magazines and CDs. […]

Posted by Peter on 24th November 2008

Free maths worksheet: standard written method of addition of 2-digits

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog. This is the first maths worksheet on addition using the standard method. It must be pointed out that usually 2-digit addition should be tackled ‘in your head’. The example on the first page can be done by adding 50 to 76, making 126 and then subtracting 1 making 125. However, […]

Posted by Peter on 19th November 2008

Free Y3 maths worksheet: properties of quadrilaterals

Free maths worksheet from properties of quadrilaterals. The term quadrilateral is often  misunderstood and confused with the term rectangle. A quadrilateral is any flat shape which has four straight sides. The angles do not have to be right angles. Rectangles and squares are special cases of quadrilateral. Look out for quadrilaterals all around you […]

Posted by Peter on 18th November 2008

Free maths worksheet: subtracting 9 from 2-digit numbers

Free maths worksheet from Here is another worksheet for subtraction; this time subtracting 9 from 2-digit numbers. The usual method to do this in your head is to take 10 and then add 1. So 56 – 9 is done in two steps: 56 – 10 = 46 46 + 1 = 47 56 […]

Posted by Peter on 17th November 2008

Free Y3 maths worksheet: counting on (teens)

Free maths worksheet from Counting on is a very powerful tool when using mental methods of calculating. This worksheet concentrates on counting on a teen number to a number in the hundreds and can be seen as an addition problem (143 + 16). The usual method of doing this requires the ability to partition […]

Posted by Peter on 13th November 2008

Free maths worksheet: adding 7 to a single digit

Free maths worksheet on addition from Continuing with our series of simple addition of single digits, here are two maths worksheets on adding 7. The ultimate aim is for children to know, off by heart, the answer to any addition of two single digits. This means that they don’t have to think about it, […]

Posted by Peter on 12th November 2008

Maths vocabulary for Year 2: multiplication and division

It is in year 2 that multiplication and division really become important. Understanding terms such as ‘lots of’, ‘share equally’ and ‘divide’ are all introduced in a practical sense i.e. children need plenty of opportunities to share items out and to group into sets. The vocabulary introduced in year 2 concerning multiplication and division of […]

Posted by Peter on 11th November 2008

Reception maths worksheet: counting and matching

Here is the second in a series of maths worksheets for very young children dealing with counting and matching. It involves drawing lines joining sets with the same number of birds and worms and comes from the fabulous collection of resources from Counting and matching birds p1 Download “Counting And Matching Birds P1”File Size: […]