Archives for "March, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 17th March 2011

Year 4 Counting and Understanding Number

Our year 4 Counting and Understanding Number section is developing well with over 30 separate worksheets. In year 4 children are expected to develop their recognition of number sequences, and count on and back in steps of equal size. Four digit numbers are introduced and children are expected to be able to partition, round and […]

Posted by Peter on 16th March 2011

Ten, nine, eight by Molly Bang

Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang To celebrate World Book Day, a few words about one of my favourite books for young children to help them with their maths. Whatever you do, don’t miss this book if you have young children about to enter school. A counting book, in this case counting down from ten […]

Posted by Peter on 15th March 2011

Learning the 4 times table

The normal route through learning tables is to start with the twos and tens as these are probably the tables most familiar to children. The next stage is usually to learn the fives, followed by fours. The four times table has a number of characteristics which can be pointed out to help children. Firstly, all […]

Posted by Peter on 14th March 2011

Year 1 Counting back

One of the most important learning objectives for year 1 is counting objects and beginning to count on and back. This worksheet looks at counting back, using small numbers and should be used after a lot of practical counting back has already been done. Use objects on a tray, taking one off at a time […]

Posted by Peter on 11th March 2011

Year 3 maths worksheet: Halving

Here is a page for checking understanding of halving. The numbers to halve are all multiples of 10 so it is important that children are confident with halving numbers up to 20 before trying this. By Year 3 children should be knowing these halves off by heart. The questions with a whole ten answer are […]

Posted by Peter on 10th March 2011

Know addition and subtraction facts in year 5

By year 5 children are expected to know the basic number facts, including tables up to 10. They should also have rapid recall of addition and subtraction facts. We have some excellent pages to help with this, using known facts to rapidly work out answers. Firstly there are tasks such as ‘making 50’, which include […]

Posted by Peter on 9th March 2011

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Each time the doorbell rings there is less for each child until they are down to only one each.

Posted by Peter on 7th March 2011

Written methods of dividing

Today we have a straightforward page of division questions, using the standard method of written division. There are several stages in this process if the correct answer is to be reached. For example: 74 divided by 3 1. Make a rough estimate of the answer; this can be along the lines of, “It will be […]

Posted by Peter on 4th March 2011

Year 3 maths worksheet: Multiples

A multiple is a number produced by multiplying a starting whole number by another whole number. Think of them as the numbers in the multiplication tables. eg 3 x 4 = 12. 12 is a multiple of both 3 and 4. The term ‘multiple’ is introduced much earlier than it used to be 30 or […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd March 2011

Year 6 maths SAT questions

It is about this time of year that schools intensify their year 6 revision for the KS2 SATs. The types of question that come up are fairly predictable and follow a similar layout each year. It is well worthwhile, therefore, to let your children have a practice at the style of questions they are likely […]