Archives for "April, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 30th April 2009

Year 5 maths worksheet: square numbers 1

This worksheet has a 10×10 multiplication square which is a brilliant aid to helping with tables, but it is also excellent for showing the pattern of square numbers from 1 to 10. A square number is made by multiplying a whole number by itself. eg 4 x 4 = 16. 16 is a square number. […]

Posted by Peter on 30th April 2009

News: More technology in schools

Teachers are going to be given extra training so that they can keep up with their computer expert pupils. Under the latest proposals the primary timetable should be more flexible and the internet should be embedded within it. Pupils will be encouraged to use websites such as Google Earth, Wiki and Mathsblog (well why not?) […]

Posted by Peter on 29th April 2009

Mental arithmetic: subtracting from 100

Here is a maths worksheet on using mental arithmetic to subtract from 100. This is probably the type of calculation we do more than any other, especially when working out change from ¬£1.00. There are several processes or ways to do these. Let’s look at an example: 100 – 47. One way is to add […]

Posted by Peter on 28th April 2009

Year 3 maths worksheet: counting in tens

This free maths worksheet is a development¬† in counting on in tens as it involves crossing the hundreds boundary. Most children find it easy to count on in tens until the number¬† becomes more than 100, then a certain amount of confusion can occur. It is a good idea to have a number line which […]

Posted by Peter on 27th April 2009

Year 2 maths worksheet: fractions, halves

This is the second in our mini-series of fractions worksheets suitable for year 2 children, aged 5/6. The first looked at taking half of an object, in other words dividing one thing into two equal parts. This worksheet looks at a different idea of a half, that is, taking half of a number of objects. […]

Posted by Peter on 26th April 2009

News: fractions, square numbers and much more

Look out for some great free maths worksheets next week. We have a wide selection of pages coming, ranging from some early years fractions to square numbers and multiplying decimals. If that’s not enough why not try some mental arithmetic in the form of counting in tens or subtracting from 100? We have well over […]

Posted by Peter on 24th April 2009

Year 5 Maths worksheet: Place value with decimals

By Year 5 children should have a good understanding of place value and know that the value of a digit is dependent on its place in the number. eg the 6 in 3.6 is six tenths, whilst the 6 in 16.4 is 6 units. This worksheet should demonstrate whether this concept has been understood. It […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd April 2009

Y2 Maths worksheet: Fractions, recognising halves

An important part of early fractions work is to recognise that usually there is more than one way to colour/shade/take one half of a shape. This maths worksheet, written for year 2 children, helps with recognising halves and also demonstrates with each of the four shapes that there is more than one way to divide […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd April 2009

Year 6 Booster worksheet for SATs

Well, we are creeping towards those SAT tests so here is a contribution from MathSphere, the undoubted experts in Primary Maths. It shows a typical looking page from the test paper and is excellent revision to ensure that children are familiar with the types of question and how to go about them. Probably the best […]

Posted by Peter on 21st April 2009

Multiplying by whole tens pg 1

This method for multiplying by whole tens follows the ‘short multiplication’ method for multiplying 2-digits by 1-digit, but is also the first step in ‘long multiplication’. Children should be very familiar with short multiplication of 2-digits by 1-digit before moving on to this work. It also assumes a good knowledge of place value and that, […]