Archives for "February, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 12th February 2009

Maths vocabulary: year 6 fractions, decimals and percentages

This list contains the key vocabulary for Fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio in year 6. Children will have come across all these words in earlier years, but by the end of year 6 (10/11 yr old) they should have a good understanding of all of them Fraction   proper fraction     improper fraction Numerator      denominator Equivalent        reduced […]

Posted by Peter on 11th February 2009

Maths worksheet: Subtracting a decimal from a whole number

Subtracting a decimal number from a whole number can be done ‘in your head’ if it only involves tenths, usually by ‘counting on’ . A good knowledge of pairs of numbers which make 10 really helps here. Let’s look at: 1 – 0.3 Probably the easiest way to do this is by ‘counting on’. Step […]

Posted by Peter on 10th February 2009

Maths worksheet: learning tables

Tables grids for 4x, 8x, 5x and 10x tables On the next page is a tables grid for learning the 4x, 8x, 5x and 10x tables. The grid is filled in by taking the numbers across the top with the numbers down the side as shown below. x      4       8 5 20    40 […]

Posted by Peter on 9th February 2009

Year 4 maths worksheet: 100 more than or less than

Maths worksheet from in association with Adding or subtracting 100 from a number is usually straightforward, but can prove tricky if the number crosses the thousand mark. Normally this would be done mentally, without resorting to written methods. For example 100 less than 3 456 is 3 356: only the hundreds digit needs […]

Posted by Peter on 9th February 2009

Metric or imperial?

It is interesting to note that now the snow has been with us for a few days everyone is using Celsius or Centigrade to describe the temperature. ‘It’s been down to minus 7 degrees’ is typical of weather and news broadcasts. Yet in the summer ‘temperatures hit the eighties’ is also heard as we revert […]

Posted by Peter on 6th February 2009

Maths worksheet: adding 9

Here are two maths worksheets of practice at adding 9 to a single digit. The obvious method to do this is to add ten and then take away one. However, this method is only efficient if ten is added mentally and not counted on. (Otherwise you might just as well count on 9!) Once again, […]

Posted by Peter on 5th February 2009

Learning tables: 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables practice

On this maths worksheet is a tables grid for the 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x table. The grid is filled in by taking the numbers across the top with the numbers down the side as shown below. There are many different approaches to this type of problem. Some children fill in the answers in strict […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd February 2009

Year 3 Maths worksheet: What sign to use?

Free maths worksheet from Here is a page with a difference for year 3 children. All the numbers, both questions and answers are supplied, but the signs are missing. Just pop the signs in to make the number sentences correct. This will show whether a child has a good sense of number for the […]