Archives for "September, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 30th September 2010

Year 4 maths worksheet: More addition and subtraction

Here is a second page of questions on adding and subtracting multiples of 10, which year 4 children should be able to take on and answer rapidly. It is always fascinating to ask children how they work things out in their heads. Let’s look at 330 + 90.  I would do this by adding 100 […]

Posted by Peter on 29th September 2010

Resource of the Week: Written methods of subtraction

This week we are highlighting in our series of worksheets covering the four rules, especially written methods of subtraction. Children should be competent with the standard written method of subtraction before moving onto subtracting decimals. Money is an excellent way to show how decimals work and it is important to ensure that there are two […]

Posted by Peter on 28th September 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: division by hopping along

A neat way to show division is to use a number line and ‘hop’ along in equal steps of whatever the number is you are dividing by.  There are no remainders to the answers on this page, but it is also a good way to show why remainders occur. This is an excellent page for […]

Posted by Peter on 27th September 2010

The Little Maths Book: an intro to algebra

Beginning algebra can be tricky – and that’s where The Little Maths Book comes in. The idea is to move away from the usual dull, functional explanations and come up with something small and beautiful which is a great introduction to algebra. Two brothers (a maths tutor and award winning graphic designer) have got together […]

Posted by Peter on 27th September 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Division with decimals

Once children have a really good knowledge of ‘tables’ and understand place value they can apply this knowledge in all sorts of ways. One way is to mentally calculate division with decimals. 16 divided by 2 is easy: 8 1.6 divided by 2 can cause all sorts of problems, but, of course is 0.8. When […]

Posted by Peter on 24th September 2010

Coming soon: Division, decimals and mental arithmetic

Next week we will have a Year 6 maths worksheet on division with decimals, which is a good test of how well children can manipulate numbers and use their knowledge. 16 divided by 2 is easy: 8 1.6 divided by 2 can cause all sorts of problems, but, of course is 0.8. When I try […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd September 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: dividing by 1

Dividing by one might seem a bit obvious to us, but it is not always the case for children who don’t yet have a good understanding of division. Dividing by 1 can be explained in two ways: sharing equally – the sweets are shared equally between 1 person, in other words the lucky person gets […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd September 2010

Resource of the Week: Times tables and square numbers

As well as all our worksheets in each of the year groups from 1 to 6 don’t forget to look at our Four Rules section for the more ‘old fashioned’ type of pages. Here we have rather a mixed bag of questions. The first half asks questions derived from the times tables, such as ‘How […]

Posted by Peter on 21st September 2010

Year 4 maths worksheet: Dividing by 10 and 100

Children generally find division harder than multiplication. This is often because the process involves multiplying to find the answer, especially with pencil and paper methods. This page, however,  is aimed at rapid answering using mental methods. Dividing by ten is the inverse of multiplying by ten. To multiply by 10 move each digit one place […]

Posted by Peter on 20th September 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Factors

Understanding factors and multiples is something many children fail to grasp. Here we have a page on factors and how to find all the factors of a number. The process is fairly straightforward, but can be quite time consuming. A good knowledge of tables and division is also needed. So if children’s knowledge of tables […]