Archives for "January, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 17th January 2011

Year 4 maths: Time (1)

Here we have a selection of questions all involving time, suitable for Year 4 children. The questions cover a range of knowledge including: 1. Counting in minutes crossing the hour boundary 2. Knowing the number of days in the month Some are quite tricky, especially those where days are counted, crossing over a month. A […]

Posted by Peter on 14th January 2011

Year 6 maths worksheet: extending number sequences

Number sequences are still a very important part of maths in Year 6 as they begin to lead on to algebra. Here we have a page where the next two numbers need to be added to the sequence and then a quick explanation of what the rule for the sequence is, in words. The best […]

Posted by Peter on 13th January 2011

Resource of the Week: 3D Shape

On this free maths worksheet is some pretty hard work concerned with prisms. (A prism is a solid figure whose bases or ends have the same size and shape and are parallel to one another, and each of whose sides is a parallelogram.) It is a good idea to try and collect a variety of […]

Posted by Peter on 12th January 2011

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile review by mathsblog.co.uk The Enormous Crocodile by R Dahl If you want to introduce your child to some mathematical words involving shape and have enormous fun whilst doing so, then ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl is just the book for you. But you do have to have a delicious liking for […]

Posted by Peter on 11th January 2011

Year 3 Know number facts

It is an exciting time where fast progress is made, but a great deal is expected of children and what they should know in year 3. They are expected to  know the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x and 10x tables and recognise multiples of 2, 5 and 10 right up to 1 000. They should […]

Posted by Peter on 10th January 2011

Year 3 maths worksheet: half way

On the face of it this looks quite a simple task, but many children (and adults) find it very tricky to work out what half way between two numbers is. Often there is a lot of ‘trial and improvement’ going on in people’s heads as they guess their way towards finding half way. Two methods […]

Posted by Peter on 10th January 2011

Year 6 maths worksheets: Understanding Number

The Mathsblog section on year 6 maths worksheets, Understanding Number, has a growing number of worksheets covering a wide range of topics. The work expected in Year 6 is very challenging as numbers are used in ever increasing and decreasing sizes. Rounding numbers right up to millions is included, together with rounding decimals and estimating […]

Posted by Peter on 5th January 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

It teaches about counting, ordering, time and days of the week as well as a little science! Each page is a new day and each day the caterpillar eats one more piece of food

Posted by Peter on 4th January 2011

Mental arithmetic: dividing by 100

It’s January, and the beginning of a new year, but the sharp brains may have been dulled a little over the last week, so why not satart the new year with a little mental arithmetic? Here we our highlighting the next worksheet in our series of dividing mentally. This page looks at dividing larger numbers […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd January 2011

Four rules: Subtract from multiples of 10

Mental arithmetic is the core of successful number work and much can be done without resorting to written methods. Subtracting a 2 digit number from a multiple of 10 can be done ‘in your head’, but it does need care and using an efficient method. Let’s look at: 50 – 27 Probably the easiest way […]