Archives for "May, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 31st May 2010

Year 1 Addition: Four in a row game

This is a game for you to play with your child which urbrainy.com has allowed us to publish. You need two coloured pens to show who has answered the questions and a calculator in the case of any disputes! Player 1 (with the red pen) goes first and chooses a square and writes down the […]

Posted by Peter on 28th May 2010

Coming soon: Counting, addition and World Cup investigation

We have a great selection of worksheets coming up next week including an excellent World Cup Final investigation. Firstly, a game for you to play with your child (around the age of 5/6) which urbrainy.com has allowed us to publish. You need two coloured pens to show who has answered the questions and a calculator […]

Posted by Peter on 27th May 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Interpret pie charts

Pie charts are a good way to illustrate the proportion of a whole amount or quantity. The arc length of each sector or the sectors area is proportional to the quantity it represents. This might sound a little tricky, but pie charts can be effective in displaying information. This worksheet looks at a pie chart […]

Posted by Peter on 26th May 2010

Resource of the Week: Add 9 mentally

Being successful with mental arithmetic is all about having a ‘feel for numbers’ and being able to manipulate them to suit the way you like to calculate. Knowing a few basic ‘tricks’ helps enormously with this and gives children confidence. Adding 9 might sound a little dull, but knowing that you can do it in […]

Posted by Peter on 25th May 2010

Year 5 handling data: weather graph 2

It’s still lovely and sunny here and just as hot as it is in Paris. Here we have a follow up page for the worksheet posted yesterday. Yesterday’s page concentrated on interpreting the data on a graph already drawn. Today’s worksheet gives the data and asks for a graph to be drawn. This can either […]

Posted by Peter on 24th May 2010

Year 5 handling data: weather graph

It’s lovely and sunny here, so what better than a weather chart to brighten the day even further! This worksheet shows a weather graph of the average maximum and minimum temperatures for each month of the year for London. It is typical of many found on weather sites on the internet, holiday brochures and newspapers. […]

Posted by Peter on 21st May 2010

Coming soon: Handling data

Next week is very much a Handling Data week for older children. We will have two quite tricky weather graphs for Year 5 and some pie chart work for Year 6. The weather graphs will show the average maximum and minimum temperatures for each month of the year for different places. It is typical of […]

Posted by Peter on 20th May 2010

Year 6 probability worksheet

This page looks at writing the probability of events happening as a fraction or a decimal fraction. For example, the probability of getting a head when tossing a coin is 1/2, but this can also be written as 0.5 There are several things to look for on this page: 1. being able to find the […]

Posted by Peter on 19th May 2010

Resource of the week: Subtraction crossing thousands

Today we revisit a page that shows maths can be much easier than it at first appears. 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. […]

Posted by Peter on 18th May 2010

Calculator game: Multiples of 5

The idea of this game is to make a row of 4 in any direction before your opponent. Take it in turns to use the calculator to multiple chosen numbers to match numbers on the grid. This is excellent practice at multiplying and dividing by 5 mentally and then using the calculator to check answers. […]