Archives for "February, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 26th February 2010

Coming soon: Multiplication, fractions and a tables game

Next week we have a page on knowing that multiplication can be done in any order. This, of course, is also true of addition, but not subtraction or division and this knowledge comes into play a great deal later on with ‘BODMAS’ etc. We will also be publishing a tricky year 6 worksheet on fractions. […]

Posted by Peter on 25th February 2010

Year 2: TV programme Times

This worksheet looks at working out the times of TV programmes and how long they last. Working within units of 5 minutes much of this is straightforward. However working out the start times is a little more tricky and children need to be confident with telling the time to 5 minutes. Newspapers and TV programme […]

Posted by Peter on 24th February 2010

Subtract a single digit from a multiple of 100

A nice little revision exercise to check that children are confident with counting across the hundreds boundary and also have quick mental arithmetic strategies. These questions are all subtracting a single digit from a multiple of 100. Some children will do them by counting back, others will employ different strategies such as subtracting 10 and […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd February 2010

Review: Number Partners

I came across a really interesting project the other day for anyone in business who would like to share their love of maths with children in school for just a few hours a month. Number Partners is a volunteering programme designed to support young people in schools across the country with their number and financial […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd February 2010

Telling the time: Days of the Week

Here we have two pages on days of the week. The best way to use the first page is to cut the days of the week out and shuffle them. Lay them out in a random order and use them to carry out simple activities or to ask questions, such as: Pick up the day […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd February 2010

Year 2 Calculations: Multiplication and money

A great way to practice the 2x, 5x and 10x tables is with 2p, 5p and 10p coins. If you can gather together a set of ten of each this makes for a really good practical resource with endless questions: e.g. I have six 5p coins, how much do I have? Give me 20p all […]

Posted by Peter on 19th February 2010

News: Are children getting enough sleep?

Newsround has come up with some interesting data about children’s sleep habits. It found that more than half of the 9 to 11 year old children interviewed admitted that they thought they needed more sleep. Most children of this age went to bed by 21.30 but then many stayed up watching TV, playing video games […]

Posted by Peter on 19th February 2010

Coming soon: Multiplication, money and time

A great way to practice the 2x, 5x and 10x tables is with 2p, 5p and 10p coins. If you can gather together a set of ten of each this makes for a really good practical resource with endless questions: e.g. I have six 5p coins, how much do I have? Give me 20p all […]

Posted by Peter on 18th February 2010

Multiplication worksheet: Multiply by whole tens (2)

This is another multiplication worksheet which helps with the early stages of written multiplication. Multiplying by 40 is the same as multiplying by 10 and multiplying by 4. To multiply by 10 just move each digit one place to the left and place a zero in the units column. This method reduces this process by […]

Posted by Peter on 17th February 2010

Resource of the Week: subtraction

There are many occasions when a 4-digit subtraction can be done ‘in your head’. These questions, suitable for Year 5, are examples of this. They all involve numbers which are just over and just under a whole thousand. For example: 3003 – 2994 Probably the easiest way to do this mentally is to count on […]