# Archives for "June, 2010"

## Resource of the week: Year 4 pictogram

Graphs are often perceived as a quite easy part of maths, but many children find interpreting them correctly quite tricky. This page looks at the most popular cars seen in a village. Each picture of a car represents 5 cars. Again this page should be seen more as a starter to go and collect data […]

## What are Dyscalculia and Dyslexia?

Dyscalculia and Dyslexia! Two tricky words to spell, but they could be part of the reason why your child has turned off maths, even at an early age. Sometimes the problems our children have with maths seem almost inexplicable and it can be very frustrating as an adult trying to help a child who just […]

## Calculator game: 5x table

This is another in our series of using a calculator to help learn and reinforce tables. To be successful with this game you need to know your 5x table: the calculator just confirms your correct mental arithmetic (or not!). This series of calculator activities for 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables are all found in […]

## Free maths worksheet: Counting in steps of 25 and 50

By year 4 children should be confident enough to count on in steps of 50 or 25. This can be useful when using money or length. Here we have a straightforward free maths worksheet that looks at counting in these steps. Some of the counting on in fifties start with multiples of 50 but the […]

## Coming soon: counting, calculator game and dividing decimals

A mixed bag of activities coming next week. By year 4 children should be confident enough to count on in steps of 50 or 25 and we will be publishing a practice sheet on this as it is seldom found elsewhere, but does come into the Year 4 objectives. We will also be publishing another […]

## Maths worksheet: Multiply decimals

There are some definite dos and don’ts when it comes to multiplying decimals ‘in your head’. To multiply by 10 move each digit one place to the left, including tenths to the units, if necessary. To multiply by 100 move each digit two places to the right. The big don’t is to think that ‘add […]

## Resource of the week: Tables square and square numbers

This worksheet has a 10×10 multiplication square which is a brilliant aid to helping with tables, but it is also excellent for showing the pattern of square numbers from 1 to 10. A square number is made by multiplying a whole number by itself. eg 4 x 4 = 16. 16 is a square number. […]

## Resource of the week: Equivalent fractions

Once the idea of equivalent fractions has been understood it becomes possible to compare two fractions to see which is the larger. The first thing to remember is that the larger the number on the bottom of the fraction, the smaller each part of the fraction is. So 4/100 is much smaller than 4/25. Now […]

## Maths worksheet: Subtraction of money

Using written methods of subtraction can prove quite tricky with money as it involves decimals. It is important to lay the question out in the standard way, even if it is shown horizontally or just as a written problem and most importantly, to keep the decimal points in a line. Watch out when there is […]

## Counting back in tens: Year 3 revision

In year 3 many children still find it tricky to count on and back and there is a danger that they are moved on to harder maths before they have mastered this basic skill. This is a page which can be used as a check to make sure that they are confident with counting back […]

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