Archives for "November, 2009"

Posted by Peter on 17th November 2009

Maths Worksheet: Divide by 10 with decimals (2)

This is the second in our series of dividing by 10 with decimals. These should all be completed mentally as all it involves is moving each digit one place to the right and ensuring that a decimal point is placed between the units and tenths. The key to success here is to understand place value […]

Posted by Peter on 16th November 2009

Percentage worksheet for Year 5

This percentage worksheet looks at finding percentages of amounts of money or measurements. A key factor in being able to do this type of question is to be able to work out 10% of an amount mentally. Of course, 10% is equivalent to dividing by 10, so is easy to work out. Once 10% has […]

Posted by Peter on 15th November 2009

Maths Games and Worksheets links

Whilst browsing my stats I can see that a lot of you are missing the links at the top of the page which go to the games and worksheets. The maths worksheets, in particular, are organised in a much better way from these links (by year and topic) than by going down the right hand […]

Posted by Peter on 13th November 2009

Coming soon: Percentages, fractions and metric units

Much has been made of percentages and even in High Schools students find them tricky. However, the basis is pretty straightforward and next week we have a percentage worksheet which looks at finding percentages of amounts of money or measurements. A key factor in being able to do this type of question is to be […]

Posted by Peter on 12th November 2009

Maths worksheet: Year 5 negative numbers (1)

Children are most likely to come across negative numbers when using a calculator and they are usually taught about them in the context of measuring temperature. Number lines are also very helpful as they show that numbers continue after zero when counting down. Download “Order_negative_numbers_1”File Size: 75.61 KB

Posted by Peter on 11th November 2009

Resource of the Week: Written multiplication

We have an ever increasing number of maths worksheets explaining how standard written addition, subtraction, multiplication and division should be carried out. This is just one example of  ‘short multiplication’. It leads on from the earlier worksheets on ‘Moving towards a standard method’. These can all be found in our Four Rules section, under written […]

Posted by Peter on 10th November 2009

Maths Worksheet: Dividing by 10 with decimals

Today’s maths worksheet is all about mental arithmetic. It looks at dividing numbers by 10 where the answers involve decimals. Download “Divide By 10 Decimals 1”File Size: 53.26 KB

Posted by Dave on 9th November 2009

New Look For Maths Blog

It has needed it for a while and now MathsBlog has a new look. We hope that it helps you with using the site as it was becoming rather cumbersome to use. Stay tuned for more updates as we are working on better ways for you to access the free resources. If you have any […]

Posted by Peter on 9th November 2009

Year 4 Maths worksheet: Division with remainders written as fractions

When children begin division they usually write the question with a remainder. However, remainders can be written as fractions, making a more accurate and complete division answer. For example a remainder of one when dividing by two can be written as one over two or one half. This is no longer a remainder but a […]

Posted by Peter on 6th November 2009

Coming soon: Division and negative numbers

When children begin division they usually write the question with a remainder. However, remainders can be written as fractions, making a more accurate and complete division answer. This is usually introduced in year 4 and we have an excellent worksheet coming up next week on division with remainders written as fractions. Another aspect of division […]