Archives for "March, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 31st March 2011

What maths should children know by the end of Year 1

To be able to successfully help your child with maths at home it is important to have a good idea of what is expected in school. Remember, we divided all the maths content into 7 strands. Let’s take each of the strands in turn to see what the Primary Framework for Mathematics suggests for children […]

Posted by Peter on 30th March 2011

Year 4 maths worksheet: decimal fractions and money

Money is a great way to reinforce place value with decimals. For example in the total £3.45 the digit 4 has a value of 4 tenths or 40p. Money makes it very easy to show tenths (a 10p coin is one tenth of a pound) and hundredths (a one pence coin is one hundredth of […]

Posted by Peter on 29th March 2011

Year 2 maths worksheets: symmetry

Folding to create symmetrical patterns is a popular past-time in schools. These maths worksheets for year 2 are quite tricky as they ask children to colour the correct spots on the other side of the line of symmetry to make sure that the shape is symmetrical. Pegboards are a useful aid to this work, as […]

Posted by Peter on 28th March 2011

Year 4 Handling Data: information from a table

As adults we read and interpret information from tables and charts almost on a daily basis, but children need practice at this. To answer the questions on this worksheet children have to understand the layout of the table and interpret the figures. It also needs a nifty bit of adding three numbers, so jottings might […]

Posted by Peter on 25th March 2011

Counting in halves and quarters

Here is a worksheet that is difficult to find anywhere else, but covers an important aspect of counting ie counting in halves and quarters. The sheet looks at counting forwards and backwards and certainly the counting back in quarters requires concentration. The final question asks for a number line from 0 to 4 to be […]

Posted by Peter on 24th March 2011

What maths should children know by the end of reception?

Let’s begin by looking at what is expected by the end of the Reception year – that’s children aged between 4 and 5 years old. This is sometimes called the Foundation Stage. Yes, even our 5 year olds have targets to reach! I will take each of the strands in turn, but as you go […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd March 2011

Mr Magnolia by Quentin Blake

Mister Magnolia Written in the 1980s this is a great little story that is excellent for encouraging understanding of pairs and odd and even numbers. In this book Mr Magnolia leads a really happy life apart from one rather strange thing – he only has one boot. Written more or less as nonsense verse it […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd March 2011

KS2 maths test questions

Don’t forget that we have some excellent ‘booster’ pages for children who will be doing their SATs this summer. Here we have some examples of the type of arithmetic questions that come up. An interesting example is the question which asks to put the digits 7, 3 and 4 into the boxes to make the […]

Posted by Peter on 21st March 2011

Year 5 ordering fractions

Fractions always seem to cause problems for children who are less confident with their maths, often because they do not get enough practice with ordering and comparing fractions. This worksheet compares sixths and thirds by placing them in order on a number line as well as asking whether statements are true or false. A good […]

Posted by Peter on 18th March 2011

Year 4 maths worksheet: easy or not?

Here is a very different page of maths. We all  know that some subtractions are harder than others, even if the numbers are of a similar size, but why? Our worksheet asks children this very question, and hopefully they will be able to give some sensible reasons. When it comes to written subtraction some children […]