# Archives for "April, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 30th April 2010

## Coming soon: Shape, tables and square numbers

How well are tables known? Here is a quick sheet to see how well the 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x and 10 times tables are known. Probably the two hardest of these are the 6 times and 8 times tables. I have a nice little shape investigation, suitable for year 2. Circles, triangles, rectangles and hexagons […]

Posted by Peter on 29th April 2010

## How to find prime factors

Here we have a maths worksheet for year 6 on how to find prime factors. Before attempting this page it is necessary for children to have a good understanding of factors and prime numbers. Finding prime factors is often done in the form of a diagram, rather like a tree diagram with the numbers at […]

Posted by Peter on 28th April 2010

## Resource of the Week: Time to the quarter hour.

This maths worksheet on reading time to the nearest quarter of an hour highlights several issues which create problems for children. Firstly, on the clock face the hours are clearly numbered but the minutes are not and children need to be able to count on in fives before they can read minutes successfully. Secondly, when […]

Posted by Peter on 27th April 2010

## Year 1 maths worksheet: Change from 10p

Thanks to urbrainy.com for this money worksheet, suitable for year 1 children. It’s always a good idea to set up a little shop at home and take turns buying and selling items. There is an amazing amount of maths involved in this, from learning how to write numbers to counting on and back and finding […]

Posted by Peter on 26th April 2010

## Calculator game: Multiples of 4

Once children have learned the 4 times table this calculator game can be played. Set up the calculator to be a 4 times table machine by pressing 4 x x = 0 and then all you have to do to multiply a number by 4 is to type the number and press equals (don’t delete […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd April 2010

## Coming soon: Money, prime factors and multiples of 4

Thanks to urbrainy.com for next week’s money worksheet, suitable for year 1 children. It’s always a good idea to set up a little shop at home and take turns buying and selling items. There is an amazing amount of maths involved in this, from learning how to write numbers to counting on and back and […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd April 2010

## Year 6 maths worksheet: Decimal fractions

A calculator is needed for this page as changes have to be made to decimals, using just one step. This is a good practice page for understanding multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 or 1000, as well as some nifty mental arithmetic adding and subtracting.  It is the second of our pages for the […]

Posted by Peter on 21st April 2010

## Year 4 Calculations: Multiplication with words

Here we have the second page which looks at the vocabulary used for multiplication questions. This can used as a quick check to see how well the language is understood as well as how well tables are known. Terms such as ‘lots of’, ‘multiply by’, ‘times’, ‘multiplied by’ are all important to know. This can […]

Posted by Peter on 20th April 2010

## Year 5 maths worksheet: Rounding to 1000

Many people criticise the fact that children use calculators and, indeed, they have huge potential for giving incorrect answers: numbers left in the memory and mishit keys are just two ways of ensuring wrong answers. That is why it is so important that a mental calculation, no matter how brief, always goes on at the […]

Posted by Peter on 19th April 2010

## Calculator game: 4x table

Here is another in our series of calculator activities for year 3 children. It is a two player game intended to help with reinforcing the 4 times table. Calculators for young children have been frowned upon over the last few years but they can be a powerful tool for learning and should not be ignored […]