Archives for "April, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 16th April 2010

Coming soon: Calculators, rounding and decimals

Calculators are very much the theme for next week. 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, […]

Posted by Peter on 15th April 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: How to order decimals

This week I am slightly reorganising the way that pages are being organised. I have had a lot of requests from teachers asking if resources can be organised in terms of the Block and Unit Planning required by the Primary Framework for Teaching. I have decided to start with Year 6 and with ordering decimals. […]

Posted by Peter on 14th April 2010

Resource of the Week: Tests of divisibility

This maths worksheet is another in our set on rules of divisibility. Knowing these rules will really help children in their maths up to the end of High School and beyond. The rule for dividing by 10 is the easiest of them all: If the whole number ends in a 0 then the number is […]

Posted by Peter on 13th April 2010

Year 4 maths worksheet: Multiplication and addition

Here is another in our series of multiplication and addition, suitable for Year 4 upwards. The rule is that multiplication should be worked out before the addition and in most of these questions that is fairly straightforward. However the questions towards the end are quite tricky. Let’s look at 70 + ?? x 4 = […]

Posted by Peter on 12th April 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Rounding to 10 000 (2)

Here we have a re-inforcement page for the recently published page on how to round numbers to the nearest 10 000. Useful as a homework sheet or consolidation for those who are still unsure about how to do this. Children do not come across larger numbers very often and it can also be used as […]

Posted by Peter on 9th April 2010

Coming soon: Year 6 Maths Block Planning worksheet

I have had a lot of requests from teachers asking if resources can be organised in terms of the Block and Unit Planning required by the Primary Framework for Teaching. This seems like a sensible idea and I have decided to start with Year 6 and with ordering decimals. As this will be the first […]

Posted by Peter on 8th April 2010

Year 4 calculations: Multiplication with words

By year 4 it is expected that children have a pretty good knowledge of their tables, but, of course, they also need to know when multiplication is the correct option. This depends on having a good understanding of the vocabulary involved. Download “Multiplication_with_words_1”File Size: 47.37 KB

Posted by Peter on 7th April 2010

Resource of the Week: Addition of 4-digit numbers

This week’s resource looks at how to add larger numbers using written methods. Addition of two 4-digit numbers is usually done on paper, using the following standard method: The method is to add the units first, put the units in the answer, and ‘carry’ the ten into the tens column. Then add the tens and […]

Posted by Peter on 6th April 2010

Year 4 maths worksheet: Doubling and halving

It’s always a good idea to think about how we work out answers in our heads and doubling multiples of 5 is a good example of this. Thinking and saying what you do is similar to watching  a slow motion movie, in real time everything happens very quickly but by slowing it down each step […]

Posted by Peter on 5th April 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Rounding to 10 000

Rounding larger numbers can be tricky to understand as you get different results depending on what you round to. For example 12 345 rounded to the nearest 10 is 12 350, to the nearest 100 is 12 300, to the nearest 1 000 is 12 000 and to the nearest 10 000 is 10 000. […]