Archives for "July, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 16th July 2009

Maths worksheet: Add decimals mentally (1)

At first glance you might reach for a pencil to do a sum such as 2.5 + 4.7. However, the Primary Framework for Maths suggests that children should be competent in adding two 2-digit numbers in their heads, and there is no reason why, with a little practice this can’t include adding two decimals. The […]

Posted by Peter on 15th July 2009

Maths Worksheet: Year 4 Count on Whole Tens

This worksheet looks at counting on in whole tens from 3-digit numbers, probably most suited for Year 4 children. There are a number of different strategies that children use to do this type of question. Some will count on in tens (still using fingers to record the number of tens they have counted). Others will […]

Posted by Peter on 14th July 2009

Year 6 Maths Worksheet: Rounding decimals

When rounding decimals to the nearest whole one the only digits that are crucial are the tenths – it does not matter what the hundredths or thousandths are. When rounding a number such as 3.47 to the nearest whole number the key digit to look at is the tenths digit. If it is 5 or […]

Posted by Peter on 13th July 2009

Data handling for year 4: Bar charts

It is a while since I have posted anything on data handling so here is a page on interpreting bar charts, which also uses the 24 hour clock. it is important to point out that charts such as these must have a proper title and that the axes must be labelled. When children produce their […]

Posted by Peter on 10th July 2009

Coming soon: adding decimals, rounding and counting on in whole hundreds

Another week goes by and the summer term in the UK will soon be over. Meanwhile why not put a few minutes aside next week to dip into our latest worksheets. They will include pages on adding decimals mentally, and for year 6 a tricky page on rounding decimals. There is also a page coming […]

Posted by Peter on 8th July 2009

Maths Worksheet: Year 6 Order Decimal Fractions

It is not often that you see maths for primary school children which includes thousandths. But the justification is that in certain areas of measurement children might well come across them. For example there are 1000 metres in a kilometre so a distance might be written as 2.345 k, where the 5 is 5 thousandths […]

Posted by Peter on 6th July 2009

Maths Worksheet: Year 5 Order Decimal fractions

By year 5 children should be getting familiar with numbers with two decimal places. Money is the obvious example, but they should also be using these numbers out of the context of money. The main development is with the use of the second digit after the decimal point; the hundredths. When writing a number such […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd July 2009

Coming soon: Subtraction and decimal fractions

Next week we have a new worksheet on using the subtraction sign, suitable for Year 1 children and, for those slightly older, a page on pairs of numbers that make 20. Knowing facts such as the pairs of numbers that make 20 are important for children to learn. We often go on about the importance […]

Posted by Peter on 1st July 2009

Maths Worksheet: Year 4 Find a Difference

Sometimes a simple question can reveal a great deal about how children deal with numbers. This maths worksheet on finding differences is full of such questions. Let’s look at 3005 – 8 which is easier to do mentally than on paper. There are several ways that this can be done. 1. Count down, one at […]