Archives for "November, 2010"

Posted by Peter on 16th November 2010

Year 4 maths worksheets on fractions

Fractions form an important part of the maths for Year 4 children (aged 8/9) and often it turns out to be one of the hardest to get to grips with. One important aspect of this is to identify equivalent fractions (in other words, that a half is the same as two quarters or four tenths […]

Posted by Peter on 15th November 2010

Multiplying a decimal by a single digit

Some quick mental arithmetic work here, ideal for homework. Multiplying 0.6 by 7 is not really any harder than multiplying 6 by 7, as long as you have a good understanding of place value. Watch out for a common error with these, an example of which is: 0.8 x 7 = 0.56 In this case, […]

Posted by Peter on 12th November 2010

Text books are obsolete?

It seems that teachers believe that maths text books are becoming obsolete in the classroom, being replaced by on-line resources. Well, they have a point, where in a text book can you get over 400 maths sheets  which are freely available at mathsblog.co.uk? 7 out of 10 teachers believe that investing in IT equipment is […]

Posted by Peter on 12th November 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: reading scales

Reading scales is an important aspect of year 3 measurement work and I am beginning to produce material for this. Children will be 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 […]

Posted by Peter on 10th November 2010

Counting games for Early Years

Counting is a major part of maths in Reception and Year 1. Children should be able to say and use number names up to 10. A good example of this would be to join in nursery rhymes or songs such as “One, two three, four, five. Once I caught a fish alive.” Children should also  […]

Posted by Peter on 8th November 2010

How to add two 3-digit numbers

This is a year 6 revision sheet to help children who are still not confident with adding. The method implies a good understanding of place value. At one time it was fashionable for schools to use square paper to carry out written sums but this has tended not to be the case in recent years, […]

Posted by Peter on 7th November 2010

SAT tests for 11 year-olds

With very little support from anybody, apart from the last Labour government, it seems that things are stirring with regard to the SAT tests for 11 year olds. Last year many teachers and schools boycotted the tests as a protest, meaning this year’s results were pretty meaningless. Michael Grove, the Education Secretary, has been given […]

Posted by Peter on 5th November 2010

Year 2 maths worksheet: graphs

Here is one of the superb sets 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 of a class:- always a popular subject. The first page […]

Posted by Peter on 4th November 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: division practice

Once children have learnt the 2x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables they can put their knowledge to good use by working out division questions. Because division is the inverse of multiplication the only knowledge needed to work out 14 divided by 2 is that 2 x 7 = 14. This is a more abstract way […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd November 2010

Resource of the Week: Multiplication of money

Here we have a straightforward worksheet dealing with the multiplication of money by a single digit. It would normally be expected to answer these using written methods. The main concern here is that the process is carried out much as multiplying a 3 or 4-digit number, but remembering the decimal point. The second set of […]