Archives for "September, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 16th September 2009

Resource of the Week: short multiplication worksheets

‘Short’ multiplication, as it is known, means to use pencil and paper methods to multiply a 2-digit (or more) number by a one digit number in a vertical way. In English schools children have plenty of experience building up to this method, in the hope that they understand what is going on. Unfortunately they are […]

Posted by Peter on 15th September 2009

Maths Worksheet: Use the Subtraction Sign (Year 1)

This worksheet can be used as a check to see how well your child has learned their subtraction facts. There are several ways that this page could be tackled, depending on the confidence and knowledge of the child. Some children may want to use the number line to count back, others might prefer to use […]

Posted by Peter on 14th September 2009

Written subtraction with zeros

One of the hardest ideas to get across to children is when they are carrying out a subtraction which requires adjusting across two columns. This only happens when there is a zero involved. For example: 703 286 – 3 – 6 does not give a positive answer so an adjustment to the top number needs […]

Posted by Peter on 11th September 2009

Top maths sites: Numicon Maths resources

Numicon uses a very different approach from most maths programmes in that they use shapes to represent numbers. In this way children, through physically handling a shape, gain a mental image of a number and then cease to rely on the ‘concrete’ shape. The shapes are colourful, pleasing to handle and very robust – ideal […]

Posted by Peter on 11th September 2009

Coming soon: easy and hard subtraction and more pictograms

Coming soon: easy and hard subtraction and more pictograms

Posted by Peter on 10th September 2009

Data handling for Year 4: tally charts (2)

Here is another in our series of maths worksheets on data handling, most suited to year 4 children. The ability to count up in fives is important for using tally charts effectively and whilst the majority of the page is to do with interpreting results from a chart, probably it is more important that children […]

Posted by Peter on 9th September 2009

Resource of the Week: Year 6 maths booster pages.

Resource of the Week: Year 6 booster pages.

Posted by Peter on 8th September 2009

Maths Worksheet: Count on Whole Hundreds

This worksheet is very similar to the year 4 ‘count on in tens’, but this time it is counting on in whole hundreds. When working these out the tens and units can be ignored as they do not change – just add up the hundreds and write them down with the tens and units. Most […]

Posted by Peter on 7th September 2009

Year 3 Maths worksheet: Money problems 3

The third of our money problems worksheets is a little harder than the first two. It involves adding pounds and pence. When working mentally it is usual to add the pounds first and then the pence, which, of course, is the opposite of the way we do a question on paper. Some of these questions […]

Posted by Peter on 4th September 2009

Coming soon: mental addition of money, data handling and counting on in whole hundreds

Coming soon: mental addition of money, data handling and counting on in whole hundreds