Archives for "September, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 17th September 2010

Coming soon: factors and division

Understanding factors and multiples is something many children fail to grasp. Next week we have a page for year 6 children 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 […]

Posted by Peter on 16th September 2010

Year 5 Calculator game: Multiples of 8

This is the next in our series of calculation activities to encourage knowledge of tables. It concentrates on multiples of 8 and like the other games we have published the aim is to cover a row of four squares. Some of the answers are quite tricky to find, such as finding what number multiplied by […]

Posted by Peter on 15th September 2010

Resource of the Week: Year 3 money

We have been building up a good collection of maths worksheets on calculating for Year 3. This is the first of in a series of maths worksheets on money and shopping problems. The worksheet looks at addition of whole tens at the greengrocers, working with multiples of 10p. These questions should be solved mentally, although […]

Posted by Peter on 14th September 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: Double multiples of 5

There are a couple of techniques which help with being able to double multiples of 5 quickly ‘in your head’. Firstly any 2-digit multiple of 5 which is also a multiple of ten (eg 60) is straightforward as only the tens digit needs to be considered. It is harder to double numbers such as 65. […]

Posted by Peter on 13th September 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Calculator patterns and recurring decimals

The calculator can prove to be a great tool for those who are fascinated by numbers and these pages give us just one example of this. It uses simple division sums to produce interesting recurring decimals. For example: 1/9 is 0.111111 2/9 is 0.22222 3/9 is 0.33333 and so on. It also asks children to […]

Posted by Peter on 10th September 2010

Coming soon: Doubling, multiples and recurring decimals

The calculator can prove to be a great tool for those who are fascinated by numbers and next week I will be publishing give us just one example of this. It uses simple division sums to produce interesting recurring decimals. For example: 1/9 is 0.111111 Great for year 6 children who are really developing a […]

Posted by Peter on 9th September 2010

Year 4 worksheet: Rapid addition and subtraction

Sometimes it’s useful to have a page that tests how quickly children can respond to a set of questions – and here is one. This Year 4 maths worksheet looks at addition and subtraction of whole tens. There are 30 questions and children who have a good grasp of adding single digits should be able […]

Posted by Peter on 8th September 2010

Raised hands or mini whiteboards?

In the classroom there seem to be two types of child: one type that always has a hand up to answer a question; and the other type that avoids eye contact and doesn’t answer out loud. For teachers, it is much easier for the lesson to flow if she keeps asking those who will answer, […]

Posted by Peter on 8th September 2010

Resource of the Week: Multiplication in any order

Here we have a maths worksheet, one of a set from urbrainy.com, which looks at a vital part of understanding the process of multiplication: that it can be done in any order. This is also true of addition, but not of subtraction or division. This page shows that ‘2 lots of 4’ is the same […]

Posted by Peter on 7th September 2010

Mathematical dates

Coming up tomorrow is another of those fascinating dates that mathematicians love. At the sixth second of the seventh minute of the eighth hour of October 2010 the date will be: 06.07.08.09.10 or it can be written as 6.7.8.9.10. Children also find these dates fun so why not ask when the next interesting pattern can […]