Archives for "January, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 15th January 2010

Coming soon: 3x table, division and decimal fractions

Next week we will have 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 […]

Posted by Peter on 14th January 2010

Year 2 Maths worksheet: Lines of symmetry

Folding to create symmetrical patterns is a popular past-time in schools. These maths worksheets for year 2 are quite tricky as they ask children to colour the correct spots on the other side of the line of symmetry to make sure that the shape is symmetrical. Pegboards are a useful aid to this work, as […]

Posted by Peter on 13th January 2010

Resource of the Week: Measuring using the metric system

Thanks to MathSphere and Mathsgogo for these two worksheets which show how much easier the metric system is than the old Imperial system. Take length for example: no 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard or 1760 yards in a mile. It’s all tens, hundreds and thousands! By Year 4 (8/9 yrs […]

Posted by Peter on 12th January 2010

Year 5 Maths Worksheet: Square Numbers (2)

This is the second in our series of square number maths worksheets for Year 5.  It is an interesting and worthwhile exercise asking children to see if they can make a square out of 10 or 12 smaller squares (not overlapping etc) using plastic or card squares. Rectangles are possible, but not squares. They can […]

Posted by Peter on 11th January 2010

Year 1 Investigation: Snowflake numbers

Still chilly outside so a little ‘snowflake’ number investigation suitable for Year 1 children (5-6 yrs old). Given the numbers 1, 3 5 and 7 what addition sums can be made? Encourage working in a logical way. The second question asks how many different answers can be made when subtracting. There are less possible different […]

Posted by Peter on 7th January 2010

Year 6 Maths Worksheet: Reading decimal fractions (1)

By Year 6 children should have a good understanding of place value, including decimals. Decimal fractions are often best taught in the context of money, but this only covers tenths and hundredths. This maths worksheet looks at thousandths as well. There two main parts: 1. writing the value decimal fractions in words and 2. writing […]

Posted by Peter on 6th January 2010

How do you say 2010?

How are you saying the new year 2010? There seems to be some debate about this. Some are saying ‘two thousand and ten’ whilst others are saying ‘twenty ten’. ‘Twenty ten’ is similar to the last century when we said dates such as 1990 as ‘nineteen ninety’ but few people used this way during the […]

Posted by Peter on 6th January 2010

Resource of the Week: Year 4 bar charts

Don’t forget that we have a growing number of resources on data handling, including the bar chart or bar graph. These pages are aimed at Year 4 children. The vertical bars represent the number of people going out on a boat. Each bar is completely separate from the others. It is important that children get […]

Posted by Peter on 5th January 2010

Year 5 Maths Worksheet: Square Numbers (1)

This maths worksheet uses a 10×10 tables square to show the patterns involved with square numbers. All the square numbers lie diagonally from top left to bottom right. Once children have seen the pattern and worked out all the square numbers from 1 to 100 it is a good idea to encourage them to learn […]

Posted by Peter on 4th January 2010

Times tables: 3x table starter

Here we have a worksheet on the 3x table which is ideal for those children just beginning to get to grips with learning tables. It includes a number line to help those who are still ‘counting on’. The 3 times table is one of the harder tables to learn, as there is little in the […]