Archives for "January, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 29th January 2010

Coming soon: 3x table, negative numbers and adding decimals

Children need an awful lot of practice and ‘overlearning’ if they are ever really going to know their tables. By knowing, I mean instant response, so that they know that 3 x 6 is 18 just as quickly as if they had been asked their name! It’s always good to find a slightly different approach […]

Posted by Peter on 28th January 2010

Year 5 Maths Worksheets: Square numbers (3)

‘Maths is all about patterns!’ said my maths lecturer over 30 years ago and this worksheet on square numbers proves just how right he was. It uses a blank 10×10 square to show the pattern made when producing square numbers. It is interesting to note that the second square number (4) is made by adding […]

Posted by Peter on 27th January 2010

Resource of the Week: Year 6 fractions vocabulary

Don’t forget that we have a great range of pages which provide information and printable resources on what is expected in each year group by the primary Framework for Maths. This list contains the key vocabulary for Fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio in year 6. Children will have come across all these words in earlier […]

Posted by Peter on 26th January 2010

Year 2 maths worksheet: Addition investigation

Here we have a maths investigation on addition, suitable for year 2. There are four numbers shown. The task is to choose any three numbers and add them up. Each number can be used up to 3 times, but the total sum must not include more than 3 numbers. So the sum could be 2 […]

Posted by Peter on 25th January 2010

Times tables: 4 times table

The normal route through learning tables is to start with the twos and tens as these are probably the tables most familiar to children. The next stage is usually to learn the fives, followed by fours. The four times table has a number of characteristics which can be pointed out to help children. Firstly, all […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd January 2010

Coming soon: 4x table, addition investigation and square numbers

Our Four Rules section of the site is developing into a very useful resource for those looking to improve calculating skills. Next week we add to it with a 4x table page. The four times table has a number of characteristics which can be pointed out to help children. Firstly, all the answers are even, […]

Posted by Peter on 21st January 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Reading decimal fractions (2)

This is a follow up page from one published earlier, reinforcing reading decimal fractions. It is important that children reading decimals correctly. With a decimal such as 0.345 probably the best way to read it is: ‘nought point three, four, five and not nought point three hundred and forty five. This is also good revision […]

Posted by Peter on 20th January 2010

Resource of the Week: Booster page for Year 6 SATs.

Don’t forget that we have some excellent ‘booster’ pages for children who will be doing their SATs this summer. Here we have some examples of the type of arithmetic questions that come up. An interesting example is the question which asks to put the digits 7, 3 and 4 into the boxes to make the […]

Posted by Peter on 19th January 2010

Maths worksheet: Divide by 10 with remainders

This maths worksheet contains a straightforward set of questions on dividing 2-digit numbers by ten, with remainders. It is aimed at children in Year 2 who are just getting to grips with division and know their ten times table. The best way to do these is to go through the ten times table until the […]

Posted by Peter on 18th January 2010

Times tables: More 3x tables

This is a slightly harder worksheet than the last one published on the three times table. This page does not have a number line to help and the questions are asked in different order eg 6 x 3 or 3 x 6. This could be used as a timed challenge for those who are gaining […]