Archives for "November, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 30th November 2009

Year 2 maths worksheet: Multiplication in any order

Here we have a maths worksheet, one of a set from urbrainy.com, which looks at a vital part of understanding the process of multiplication: that it can be done in any order. This is also true of addition, but not of subtraction or division. Download “Multiplication_in_any_order”File Size: 58.78 KB

Posted by Peter on 28th November 2009

Mangahigh Review: Online maths for High School

A relatively new site which has come to my attention recently is mangahigh.com. Aimed at High School students, this would only be appropriate to older primary children with a good mathematical knowledge. A great free game to try out would be Ice Ice Maybe on estimation which is well within the range of older primary […]

Posted by Peter on 27th November 2009

Coming Soon: Multiplication and percentages

Two maths worksheets for year 2 coming up next week. One looks at a vital part of understanding the process of multiplication: that it can be done in any order. This is also true of addition, but not of subtraction or division. Setting up a little shop and buying and selling things has always been […]

Posted by Peter on 26th November 2009

Maths worksheet: Year 5 negative numbers (2)

Here is the second of our pages on negative numbers, involving ordering 5 numbers from the least to the most. This is probably a good time to distinguish between using the ‘minus’ sign to perform a subtraction and using it to indicate a negative number. In my time at school the word ‘minus’ was used […]

Posted by Peter on 25th November 2009

Resource of the Week: Venn diagrams and triangles

Most of the maths worksheets you find free on the internet tend to be number based. But not here on mathsblog! There are two parts to this free maths worksheet on classifying shapes, both involving Venn diagrams. The idea is to put either the names of shapes or drawings of shapes in the correct areas […]

Posted by Peter on 24th November 2009

Maths Worksheet: Divide by 100 mentally

Here we have the next worksheet in our series of dividing mentally. This page looks at dividing larger numbers by 100. All the numbers are multiples of 100 so there will be no decimals involved with the answers. As has been said before, but the idea has to be repeated many times for children to […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd November 2009

Maths worksheet: multiplication as repeated addition

One of the best ways of explaining multiplication is to think of it as repeated addition. So, a multiplication such as 4 x 3 is the same as adding 4 three times (4 + 4 + 4) or 3 lots of 4. Of course, 3 lots of 4 is the same as 4 lots of […]

Posted by Peter on 20th November 2009

Coming soon: Multiplication, division and negative numbers

One of the best ways of explaining multiplication is to think of it as repeated addition. So, a multiplication such as 4 x 3 is the same as adding 4 three times (4 + 4 + 4) or 3 lots of 4. We have an excellent page on this coming up next week, thanks to […]

Posted by Peter on 19th November 2009

Maths worksheet: Converting metric units (2)

This is another maths worksheet which looks at converting a larger metric unit to a smaller one, and is suitable for Year 5 children who have a good grasp of the metric system. Even so, don’t be surprised if children make mistakes with these, especially when multiplying by ten, one hundred or one thousand. Download […]

Posted by Peter on 18th November 2009

Resource of the Week: Counting in twos

If you have young children don’t forget to go to our fun maths games. Here we have Colin Caterpillar and his chums who love eating apples two at a time. Help him count up in twos. There are plenty more in our Free Maths Interactive Games section aimed at helping 5/6 year old children with […]