Archives for "June, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 30th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Rounding Decimals p2

The second in our series of rounding worksheets for Year 5 looks at rounding one and two decimal place numbers. When rounding an amount such as £3.47 to the nearest pound the key digit to look at is the tenths digit. If it is 5 or more, round up. Less than 5, round down. So […]

Posted by Peter on 29th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Year 4 Order Decimal Fractions

It is important that children recognise that the value of a digit depends on its place in the number – otherwise we could only possibly have 9 numbers and zero! So the digit 1 in 120 has a different value than the 1 in 210. It is, of course ten times bigger as it is […]

Posted by Peter on 26th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Order of Calculating (Bodmas) 3

This is the third of our worksheets on the order of calculations for Year 6 children, introducing the idea that an expression or row of questions needs to be carried out in a set order so that everyone reaches the same answer. This page concentrates on brackets. The first four questions have a single set […]

Posted by Peter on 25th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Decimal Fractions, hundredths

Reading decimal fractions can get quite tricky when moving into hundredths and this maths worksheet is a good test of understanding, probably most suited for year 5 children (/10 yrs old). 0.24 can be read as 24 hundredths or 2 tenths and 4 hundredths. As a fraction it would be written as 24/100. With a […]

Posted by Peter on 24th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Rounding Decimals p1

Rounding decimals follow the same rules as rounding whole numbers. This first maths worksheet looks at rounding tenths to the nearest whole number. If the tenths are 5 or more round up to the next whole number. If they are less than 5, round down; in other words keep the units the same. Some children […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd June 2009

Y4 Using a Calculator: Take 10

Here is the second of our mini series on using a calculator to check the results of mental calculations. In this case 10 has to be n from various numbers , including six digit numbers. Whilst doing these it would be a great idea to practice saying these larger numbers out loud, as many children […]

Posted by Peter on 19th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Decimal Fractions, tenths

Fractions and decimals are two of the sticking points in maths, but here we have a maths worksheet which neatly combines the two, showing the equivalence between fractions and decimal fractions. Many children do not realise the link between a digit written after the decimal point and a fraction i.e.  0.2 is the same as […]

Posted by Peter on 19th June 2009

Coming soon: Bodmas, Decimal Fractions and Rounding Decimals

Next week the third maths worksheet on Bodmas, or the ordering of calculations, will take a closer look at the use of brackets. We will also have pages on decimal fractions. The first will be about rounding decimals and the second on place value and hundredths. Both these are especially suitable for year 5. The […]

Posted by Peter on 18th June 2009

Maths Worksheet: Order of Calculating (Bodmas) 2

The acronym BODMAS Brackets Of Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction. It is a convention to ensure everyone carries out a question such as that below in the same order. Numbers in brackets are worked out first, followed by multiplication and division with addition and subtraction last. 3 + 5 x 2 = One way to do […]

Posted by Peter on 16th June 2009

Year 5 number worksheet: Tests of divisibility for multiples of 3 and 6

This page continues with our series on tests of divisibility. To find out whether a number is exactly divisible by 3: Add up the digits of the number. If the total is divisible by 3 then so is the number. Eg: 345 3 + 4+ 5 = 12. 12 is divisible by 3 so 345 […]