Archives for "March, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 18th March 2009

Maths worksheet: estimating on a number line

By year 2 children should be beginning to understand the vocabulary of estimating, which includes other terms such as roughly, guess how many, about the same as, nearly, close to etc. This worksheet looks  at estimating a whole number on a number line from 0 to 10. Probably the best technique to use is to […]

Posted by Peter on 17th March 2009

Learning tables: 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 10x tables

This maths worksheet has a tables grid for the 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 10x table. The grid is filled in by taking the numbers across the top with the numbers down the side as shown below. x 060 7 2 12 14 6 36 42 These are mostly the harder tables to learn, apart […]

Posted by Peter on 16th March 2009

Maths worksheet: Moving towards standard method for multiplication

This method of multiplication encourages understanding of the process of multiplying a 2-digit number by  a 1-digit number. The questions on this page would not normally be completed using written methods: mental methods should suffice. It would be expected that children could do these ‘in their heads’ from a  knowledge of multiplying by 10 and […]

Posted by Peter on 14th March 2009

Maths worksheet: Rounding to the nearest 10

If the units are 5 or more, round up to the next whole ten.

Posted by Peter on 13th March 2009

News: Updating links for the Primary Framework for Maths

You may find a little bit of chaos around the site over the next few days as I am reorganising all the links on the Free Maths Worksheets pages. With the increase in the numbers of worksheets some of the lists are getting quite long, so I am organising them under Year/age group and then […]

Posted by Peter on 11th March 2009

Year 5 maths worksheet: equivalent fractions

Understanding equivalence in fractions is the key to successfully understanding fractions. This maths worksheet looks at simple equivalence between halves, fifths, tenths etc. The first question asks which fractions are more than a half. The quick way to work this out is to see if the top number (numerator) is more than double the bottom […]

Posted by Peter on 10th March 2009

News: fast track teacher training for out of work bankers

The Government are planning for ‘outstanding people’ to qualify as teachers in just six months. Schools Minister, Jim Knight’ stated today that: “By cutting the initial teacher training course to six months for the most able candidates, we will make teaching a more attractive choice for experienced people who want to get into the classroom […]

Posted by Peter on 10th March 2009

Year 1 maths worksheet: counting on in tens

Here is a maths worksheet suitable for year 1 children, taken from the great range of maths at When children first learn to count in tens they usually start with whole tens eg 10, 20, 30, 40 etc. This page takes the concept one step further in that the starting number is not a […]

Posted by Peter on 9th March 2009

Maths worksheet: adding 4-digit numbers (1)

Addition of two 4-digit numbers is usually done on paper, using the standard method described on the worksheet. Once addition of HTU has been mastered it is a fairly straightforward step to adding thousands, eg 5 6 8 7 + 2 5 4 6 The key is to keep the numbers in line (tens under […]

Posted by Peter on 6th March 2009

Y3 maths worksheet: time

This maths worksheet on reading time to the nearest quarter of an hour highlights several issues which create problems for children. Firstly, on the clock face the hours are clearly numbered but the minutes are not and children need to be able to count on in fives before they can read minutes successfully. Secondly, when […]