# Archives for "January, 2009"

## Free maths worksheet: begin to add decimals

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk When it comes to decimals children can become very confused, so here is a nice starter for adding a decimal. The key to success is to make sure that the units are added to the units, so that 3.4 + 5 is 8.4, not 3.9 and always remember the decimal […]

## Maths worksheet: dividing by 1 and 10

Division is one of the big problem areas in maths, partly because success relies on a good knowledge and understanding of basic number. There are two important ideas about division on this maths worksheet. Firstly, when a number is divided by 1 it stays the same. Fairly obvious to us, but for young children they […]

## Maths vocabulary for year 2: time

We continue to list the recommended vocabulary in year 2, this section dealing with Time. Words to do with Time include the months of the year: January February March April May June July August September October November December Plus some more general time words: minute second quarter to quarter past digital analogue clock watch timer […]

## ContactPoint: Details of all children

Well I like numbers, as you might guess, but did you know that your children, and everyone else’s are going to feature on a new database and each child will be prescribed a unique number! Yes, contact details of every child under 18 is going to go on a huge database, which itself will be […]

## Free Y5 maths worksheet: identify shapes using a binary tree

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog and mathsgogogo.co.uk Here is a way of identifying shapes that you do not often see in worksheets, but is considered important in the maths curriculum. It is known as identifying shapes by using a binary tree. A binary tree leads you through a series of questions, which can only be […]

## Free maths worksheet: adding 8 to a single digit

Free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk Here are two straightforward sets of questions which deal with adding 8 to a single digit. Eventually children should know, off by heart, all the answers to these questions, but that takes a lot of time and practice. Confidence can be gained by learning some of them; eg knowing that […]

## News: Home schooling

I know that quite a few of the users of the site are home educators so the latest news from the government will interest them. Children’s Minister, Baroness Delyth Morgan, has announced that local authorities need to ensure that those children who do not attend school are taught properly at home. “Parents are able, quite […]

## Free Y4 maths worksheet: subtract a single digit from whole hundreds

Free year 4 maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk and mathsphere.co.uk By the end of year 4 children are expected to have strategies for answering a wide variety of questions mentally – in their heads. One expectation is to be able to subtract a single digit from a multiple of one hundred: eg 400 – 6 =. […]

## Learning tables: 9 times table

Learning the 9x table with mathsblog.co.uk The 9 times table does have a number of interesting patterns, not least of which is that the digits of each answer also add up to 9. This is an excellent way of checking that a number is divisible by 9. Once again we are really only interested in […]

## Number rhymes: 5 currant buns

Another number rhyme from urbrainy.com Five currant buns is a long established number rhyme which helps children count down from 5 to zero. Again, it is a rhyme that can be learned off by heart. This whole idea can be developed in many ways: eg by baking some cakes, having 5 lined up and taking […]

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