Archives for "June, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 18th June 2010

Free maths resources: a number week

Next week our free maths resources are very much to do with counting and number. Firstly we have a page  on revising counting back in whole tens from any 2-digit or 3-digit number. Some children still find this difficult in Year 3, especially when it involves crossing a hundreds boundary. If children do find this […]

Posted by Peter on 17th June 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Imperial and metric units

It is a sad state of affairs that schools are still having to teach children to convert imperial to metric units, even when we have been metric for over 40 years. Many adults still use feet and inches to measure their height, use miles per gallon in their cars and stones and pounds to measure […]

Posted by Peter on 16th June 2010

Resource of the week: relate division and fractions

Something in the archives for Year 5 this week. The relationship between fractions and division is one which many children fail to grasp. Put simply, one fifth of 30 is equivalent to 30 divided by 5, or written as a fraction 30 over 5. It can be a great help to see a fraction as […]

Posted by Peter on 15th June 2010

Year 2 maths worksheet: counting on in tens

Here we have another page to help with counting on in tens from a 2-digit numbers. A little care needs to be taken with these as the question asks, “How many tens did you count?” So, when counting in tens from 23 to 43 the answer is 2 (tens), not twenty. Many children (and adults) […]

Posted by Peter on 14th June 2010

Year 4 maths worksheet: Multiply multiples of 10

This page is an excellent illustration of how knowing ‘tables’ and understanding place value can make other maths much simpler. These questions are all multiplying multiples of ten by a single digit. If you know that 7 x 8 = 56 then 70 x 8 can be done ‘in your head’ very quickly. probably the […]

Posted by Peter on 11th June 2010

Coming soon: Multiplication, counting and converting units

Next week we have an excellent illustration of how knowing ‘tables’ and understanding place value can make other maths much simpler with a page of  questions all about multiplying multiples of ten by a single digit. If you know that 7 x 8 = 56 then 70 x 8 can be done ‘in your head’ […]

Posted by Peter on 10th June 2010

Year 6 worksheet: Add decimals mentally

A straightforward mental arithmetic page on adding decimals. The process is very much the same as adding two 2-digit whole numbers. When adding in our heads we usually start with the largest numbers, which, of course, is the opposite of the way we do it on paper. This needs pointing out to children as many, […]

Posted by Peter on 8th June 2010

iPhone app: multiplication game

It’s a first for me: an iPhone App. But, it is a good one if you’ve only got a few pence to spare and you will need to be pretty nifty with your tables to get a good score. Practice your tables and see those cows move faster and faster with this great app. It’s […]

Posted by Peter on 8th June 2010

Calculator game: Multiples of 10

Multiples of ten are fairly easy to work out, but nevertheless this is a good game of strategy to play to help reinforce multiples of 10. Choose a number on the grid then try and make it on the calculator by multiplying a number by 10. If correct and the answer on the calculator matches […]

Posted by Peter on 7th June 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: Reading scales

Children are used to reading scales where the divisions go up in ones, but they find it much harder when either they go up in larger numbers or when not all the divisions are numbered. This worksheet does both of these. The ruler shown is a scale drawing and each division is 10 cm, but […]