Archives for "January, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 13th January 2009

Free Y1 maths worksheet: solve mathematical problems, two more than

Year 1 maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk Sometimes children develop the idea that there can only be one answer to a problem, especially if they are brought up on a diet of ‘sums’ which are either right or wrong. In reality, there are often many correct answers to mathematical problems and this is where investigations come […]

Posted by Peter on 12th January 2009

Learning tables: 8 times table

Learning the 8 times table with mathsblog.co.uk The 8 times table is another of the harder tables which many children never get a secure recall of. It is, of course, double the four times table and all the answers are even. Remembering by doubling the four times table is OK but it never results in […]

Posted by Peter on 9th January 2009

Number wordsearch: two times table

Another free maths worksheet from mathsblog.co.uk It’s a while since we had a number puzzle so here is one to do with the two times table. This should encourage children with writing answers in words to the two times table that they find within the wordsearch. Not quite as easy as it looks as words […]

Posted by Peter on 8th January 2009

Number rhymes: Five little ducks

Number rhymes from mathsblog.co.uk together with urbrainy.com The second in our series of number rhymes for young children to help them recognise numbers and count up to 5 and from 5 back down to zero. There is plenty that can be done with number rhymes such as this, children like to learn them off by […]

Posted by Peter on 8th January 2009

Coming soon: Multiplication, square numbers and symmetry

Next week we look at the concept that multiplication can be done in any order, suitable for Year 3. Put at its simplest, 4 lots of 5 is the same as 5 lots of 4 or 4 x 5 is the same as 5 x 4. Children should have had a lot of experience with […]

Posted by Peter on 6th January 2009

Free maths worksheet: Standard written method for addition of two 3-digit numbers

Free maths worksheet: Standard written method for addition of two 3-digit numbers. Addition of two 3-digit numbers is usually done on paper, using the following standard method. The method is to add the units first, put the units in the answer, and ‘carry’ the ten into the tens column. Then add the tens and continue […]

Posted by Peter on 5th January 2009

Free Y6 maths worksheet: Probability dice

Free maths worksheet on probability from mathsblog.co.uk Probability often causes problems, even with adults. Take a nomal 6 sided die. The probability of rolling an even number is 50%. The probability of throwing an odd number is 50%. So, if rolling a die 50 times it would be sensible that you would estimate that you […]

Posted by Peter on 4th January 2009

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to everyone. The good news is that the blogs will resume tomorrow as we near our 500 post milestone.