Archives for "August, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 31st August 2009

Written addition of money (pg 1)

Once children are familiar with the standard method of addition for 3 digits they can be introduced to addition of decimals. One of the best ways to do this is by adding money.  On this page the first eight questions have been written out in the correct way, but the next seven will also need […]

Posted by Peter on 28th August 2009

Coming soon: Tally charts and bar charts and addition.

This week we have two worksheets on data handling. One looks at interpreting a tally chart on illnesses which people had when they were children. As well as answering questions which can be worked out mathematically it is important to try and use the data to draw some conclusions. So it is a good idea […]

Posted by Peter on 27th August 2009

Year 3 Maths worksheet: Money problems 2

The second in our series of worksheets on money for year 3 children. This page looks at addition of whole pounds. Again, the questions should be answered mentally, perhaps with the help of jottings. The last 3 questions are slightly more complex and involve a higher level of  problem solving skills. It is important that […]

Posted by Peter on 26th August 2009

Resource of the Week: Metric worksheets for Year 4

We have been using metric measurement for a long time now yet many children still seem confused when measuring, whether it is distance, weight or capacity. There are a few simple facts that children need to know, including: 1 kilometre equals 1000 metres 1 kilogram = 1000 grams 1 litre equals 1000 millilitres Not too […]

Posted by Peter on 25th August 2009

Standard method of addition of 4-digits (2)

Here is another maths worksheet of addition of two 4-digit numbers. To be successful with these children need to have a very good knowledge of number bonds up to ten eg know that 6 + 5 is 11. They must also be confident with place value, understanding that each column of numbers needs to be […]

Posted by Peter on 24th August 2009

Mental Arithmetic: Subtracting 19 from 2-digit numbers

This is very similar to the process of adding 19 to a 2-digit number. The easiest way to do this is usually to take twenty and then add one. This mental arithmetic method is much quicker than carrying out the question using pencil and paper methods.If children can grasp these ideas it gives them a […]

Posted by Peter on 21st August 2009

Coming Soon: Addition, subtraction and money problems

Next week we have a page explaining how to subtract 19 from a 2-digit number. The easiest way to do this is usually to take twenty and then add one and is much quicker than using pencil and paper methods. We will also be publishing the second of our adding two 4-digit numbers using the […]

Posted by Peter on 20th August 2009

Year 5 maths worksheet: add decimals mentally (2)

Another in our series of adding decimals mentally, suitable for year 5 children. A good understanding of place value and decimals is needed for this, especially for the second set of questions. Look out for a common error. For example: 0.3 + 0.48 answered as 0.51. In this case the 0.3 has been thought of […]

Posted by Peter on 19th August 2009

Resource of the Week: Divide by 5 mentally

Learning tables is considered an essential to maths progress, and indeed, it is vital. But knowing tables is only a starting point: these facts then need to be used. The most obvious use other than to multiply numbers is to do the reverse; to divide numbers. We have a number of resources which look dividing […]

Posted by Peter on 18th August 2009

Time: Finding lengths of time (2)

This is the second in our time worksheets for Year 3 children. It is quite a bit harder than the first as it deals with hours and minutes rather than just minutes. With the analogue displays the best way to approach this is to count on the whole hours and make a note if necessary, […]