# Archives for "March, 2010"

## Resource of the Week: Adding decimals mentally

Mental arithmetic is the key to success with calculating. At first glance you might reach for a pencil to do a sum such as 2.5 + 4.7. However, the Primary Framework for Maths suggests that children should be competent in adding two 2-digit numbers in their heads, and there is no reason why, with a […]

## Year 4 Maths: Multiplication and addition

This is the second worksheet which looks at multiplication and addition. The rule is that the multiplication should be worked out before the addition, whatever the order of the question. This is a good mental arithmetic exercise but children may need to jot down the answer to the first part (multiplication) before moving on to […]

## Year 4 maths worksheet: Multiplying by 10 or 100

Remember the golden rules about multiplying: When a number is multiplied by 10 it moves one place to the left. When a number is multiplied by 100 it moves two places to the left. if this leaves a gap in the units or tens and units a zero must be inserted as a ‘place holder’. […]

## Coming soon: Multiplying and calculators

Next week we concentrate on multiplication together with a calculator activity. The first worksheet is a reminder of the golden rules about multiplying: When a number is multiplied by 10 it moves one place to the left. When a number is multiplied by 100 it moves two places to the left. The second worksheet looks […]

## Calculator game: 3x table

Similar to the 2x table game published last week, this is a game of strategy for two players to help improve knowledge of the 3x table. The aim of the game is to place counters over the numbers to get four in a row, either across, down or horizontally. The Player must say which number […]

## News: Latest Ofsted report

The latest Ofsted figures show that more schools are being judged as inadequate. In 2008/9 the proportion of schools judged as inadequate was 4% but this has more than doubled to 10% this year. Why? Well, it has more to do with the way Ofsted works than schools actually getting better or worse. Ofsted is […]

## Resource of the Week: Year 4 data handling

Most of the worksheets that you see free online are for numbers and calculating, as these are the easiest to produce. However, mathsblog has an excellent range of worksheets across all areas of maths, including data handling. Here is a page on interpreting bar charts, which also uses the 24 hour clock. it is important […]

## Year 2 Time: One minute

Getting a clear concept of amount of time is important for young children. This page challenges children to complete a number of tasks in one minute, such as how tall a tower can be built using blocks/lego etc. An important part of this is to make sure that they make an estimate/guess before starting which […]

## Year 6 maths worksheet: Reading decimal fractions

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: firstly, writing the value of decimal fractions in words and secondly, […]

## Year 6 Maths: Fractions

Several different sets of skills and knowledge needed for these questions. Firstly knowledge of measurements eg that there are 1000 metres in a kilometre, 1000 ml in a litre etc, as well as a couple of Imperial measures thrown in as an extra challenge. Download “What_fraction_1”File Size: 61.99 KB

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