Archives for "March, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 31st March 2009

Yenka: free maths software to use at home

More suited to older students, but well worth a mention is the new software out from Crocodile-clips called Yenka. Yenka is a new generation of educational software.  There are 13 powerful modules which let you experiment safely with maths, science and technology in a 3D virtual world. They have 2 products specifically for maths, Yenka […]

Posted by Peter on 31st March 2009

Year 3 maths worksheet: Counting on patterns

Number squares can be a great way to show some of the fantastic and fascinating patterns that numbers can make. We are used to the 10 by 10 number square but, of course, they can be any size and the different sizes can create different patterns when counting on. For example, the first number square […]

Posted by Peter on 30th March 2009

Year 4 Maths number worksheet: Half way between

Finding the number which lies half way between two other numbers can be easy or quite tricky, even when using fairly small numbers. When using whole tens or hundreds the questions tend to be quite straightforward, as does finding halfway between two consecutive whole numbers. Most of the questions on this number worksheet are of […]

Posted by Peter on 27th March 2009

Free maths worksheet: Division and multiplication corresponding

This maths worksheet looks at the correspondence between multiplication and division. Given one fact, three others can be worked out. For example: Given that  5 x 4 = 20 then: a. 4 x 5 = 20 b. 20 ÷ 5 = 4 c. 20 ÷ 4 = 5 A full understanding of this relationship is […]

Posted by Peter on 26th March 2009

Y4 maths worksheet: more or less

Writing down one or ten more/less than a number might seem quite easy but when it means crossing a hundreds or thousands boundary it is not quite as simple as it appears. For example: ten less than 5804. This maths worksheet on more than and less than should show whether place value has been fully […]

Posted by Peter on 25th March 2009

News: Primary children to study Twitter and blogs

Draft plans for a new Primary Curriculum for children include studying Twitter, blogging, Wiki and podcasts. According to the Guardian today these plans, drawn up by Jim Rose are part of a new six ‘core learning areas’ that should replace the current 13 subject areas. As far as maths goes the biggest change seems to […]

Posted by Peter on 25th March 2009

Year 2 maths worksheet:Understanding division as sharing

Division is usually the hardest of the four rules for children to learn, but in the early stages it is quite straightforward. Children often come across division for the first time when sharing, usually between two. The key concept,of course, is that the sharing is done equally. So, for example, 6 sweets shared between 2 […]

Posted by Peter on 24th March 2009

Y2 addition worksheet: find the missing number

Sometimes sums can prove to be more difficult than they first appear. For many children this is the case with the kind of questions on this worksheet which require finding the missing number. Why is this difficult? Because it involves carrying out two processes, when children are used to only having to do one thing […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd March 2009

Year 1 maths worksheet: counting back 4

Once children have got a firm grasp of working with numbers up to 10 their skills can be developed with addition and subtraction from larger numbers, beginning with teens. This maths worksheet is a first step at counting back 4 from a number, including crossing the ten boundary. The arrows can be used to help […]

Posted by Peter on 19th March 2009

Maths worksheet: Recognising patterns in equivalent fractions

By year 6 children will need a clear understanding of equivalent fractions. They should understand that 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4, 6/8 etc. This will help them enormously when they come to adding and subtracting fractions; in fact they won’t be able to do them without this understanding. A fraction such as 5/20 can be […]