Archives for "October, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 29th October 2010

Coming soon: Graphs, shape and division

Next week I concentrate on resources for younger children.  Firstly, there is one of a superb set of year 2 maths worksheets which URBrainy.com have allowed me to publish. It is suitable for 6/7 year old children who are just beginning to understand and interpret block graphs and it looks at the favourite sandwich fillings […]

Posted by Peter on 28th October 2010

Year 5 Calculator game: Multiples of 9

The final game in our calculator series looking at tables and multiples. Once again the idea of the game is to get four counters in a row, this time on a multiples of 9 grid. Recognising multiples of 9 is relatively easy as the digits always add up to 9 or a multiple of 9. […]

Posted by Peter on 27th October 2010

Resource of the Week: Year 2 Investigation

Investigations are a great way to reinforce mathematical concepts and learn about patterns in maths. This maths worksheet is posted in our Year 2 section, under Using and Applying Maths and has proved to be one of our most used resources. We have the digits from one to nine again, this time the task is […]

Posted by Peter on 26th October 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: Multiples

It is in year 3 that the term ‘multiple’ is introduced. Whilst there are some very complex explanations of the term ‘multiple’ it is best thought of  as a number produced by multiplying a starter number by another whole number. The answers to ‘tables’ are all multiples. These two Year 3 maths worksheets ask whether […]

Posted by Peter on 25th October 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Area of rectangles challenge

This is a great worksheet for children to develop their ‘trial and improvement’ methods. The area of the rectangle is 24 sq cm. One side has a length of 17 cm. What must the other side measure? The catch is that only multiplication can be used to find the answer and a calculator is an […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd October 2010

Coming soon: area, multiples and multiplication

We will be publishing some quite interesting worksheets next week. The first is a great worksheet for children to develop their ‘trial and improvement’ methods, suitable for year 6. The area of the rectangle is 24 sq cm. One side has a length of 17 cm. What must the other side measure? The catch is […]

Posted by Peter on 21st October 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: division and multiplication

This is the second page that looks at the relationship between division and multiplication and how knowledge of one fact can lead to knowing several other facts. Some children fail to realise that division and multiplication are related, so when it comes to long division later, which involves mostly multiplication, they are lost. This sheet […]

Posted by Peter on 20th October 2010

Resource of the Week: Probability for Year 5

Probably one of the least understood of maths concepts, especially with young children. Children should be able to say whether events are impossible , unlikely , likely or certain. They should also be able to say which events have an even chance of happening (such as tossing a coin and getting a head), but they […]

Posted by Peter on 19th October 2010

Year 4 maths worksheet: More dividing by 10 and 100

This page looks for a rapid response from children to show that they clearly understand what is happening when numbers become 10 times or 100 times smaller. The process is simple: to divide by 10 move each digit one place to the right. To divide by 100 move each digit 2 places to the right. […]

Posted by Peter on 18th October 2010

Year 6 maths worksheet: Division with decimals (2)

This is the second of our pages on dividing decimals mentally. Concentrating on just one decimal place it is a good test of how well children know their tables and understand place value. This is published in our Year 6 maths worksheets, under Knowing Number Facts. As well as these resources further number worksheets can […]