Archives for "February, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 28th February 2011

Maths board game: Make 31

This is a great game for two players to help with mental addition of small numbers. Each player takes it in turn to place a counter over one of the numbers. When a counter is paced on the board the number is added to a joint total. It is a good idea to write the […]

Posted by Peter on 25th February 2011

Year 3 maths worksheets on measuring

We have an increasing number of maths worksheets covering measuring for Year 3. Reading scales where the divisions are not all labelled is an important aspect of this and we have a tricky page on reading length. For those who think that miles should still be taught we have a couple of pages of working […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd February 2011

Two by Two by Barbara Reid

Two by Two by Barbara Reid This book is a real must for any parent who loves sitting down and looking at books with their young children. Written in rhymes to tell the story of Noah’s Ark you will find your child returning again and again to their favourite pages. One of the best aspects […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd February 2011

Learning the 6 times table

Now we come to some of the harder tables, starting with the 6 times table. There is nothing especially ‘catchy’ to remember about this table, it is pretty much just hard work. It should not be learned until the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables have been learned. If this has been achieved, […]

Posted by Peter on 21st February 2011

Year 3 maths worksheet: finding half way (2)

I’ve had a number of requests for another page to go with the ‘Finding half way’ sheet published earlier. This is suitable for Year 3 children. It is interesting to see how they tackle this without any help. Some will find techniques using the number line and others will find it very difficult. Certainly use […]

Posted by Peter on 18th February 2011

Year 1 maths worksheet: early subtraction

It is sometimes difficult to find subtraction worksheets that are basic enough for very young children. This page looks at subtracting one or two from 1-digit numbers. There is no number line to help, so it is very much a mental arithmetic exercise. Most children will approach it by counting back one or two, possibly […]

Posted by Peter on 17th February 2011

Year 4 resources on measurement

We have a growing number of Year 4 resources on measurement. Of course, children today grow up learning about metric measurements and the key standard units they need to know include: 1 kilometre = 1 000 metres 1 metre = 100 centimetres 1 centimetre = 10 millimetres 1 kilogram equals 1 000 grams 1 litre […]

Posted by Peter on 16th February 2011

Seven Dizzy Dragons and Other Maths Rhymes by Sue Atkinson

Seven Dizzy Dragons and Other Maths Rhymes by Sue Atkinson ‘Big books’ tend to be used only in schools as they are great for a teacher to sit with the class and look at the story. They also tend to be quite expensive and not easily available in book shops. This great book can be […]

Posted by Peter on 15th February 2011

Percentage worksheet for Year 5

Here is the second of our percentages worksheets for Year 5. It is typical of the English that we manage to write per cent in two different ways. Unlike the Americans who use percent we use two words per cent, apart from when we write percentage when we put it altogether. Anyway, as to the […]

Posted by Peter on 15th February 2011

Resource of the week: partitioning large numbers

Our resource of the Week looks at place value with larger numbers, something that many children find tricky. By year 5 children are expected to be able to read and write some seriously large numbers. A really good understanding of place value is needed to read large numbers successfully. The key to looking at a […]