# Archives for "April, 2011"

## What maths should children know by the end of Year 3?

In year 3 one of the major areas of progress is in using written methods for working out harder addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. At first these will not be the shortened ‘standard’ methods which we use, but steps towards them and may well take the form of jottings. However, the emphasis is still on […]

## Year 5 maths worksheet: number challenge

I really like this challenge, partly because there is no, one right way to answer it and partly because it really makes children think. There are 10 digits, from zero to nine to be placed in the 10 boxes in such a way that the targets can be matched as closely as possible. The catch […]

## Year 3 maths worksheets: Making a total

On these year 3 maths worksheets children are asked to supply two whole numbers to make the answer total. Some children will have little experiences of this type of question, but will soon catch on to what is needed. Again, some will start with ‘safe’ answers such as 79 + 1 = 80, but should […]

## KS2 SAT revision: Shape (3)

Another in our set of KS2 SAT revision worksheets on shape. This page looks at the understanding of co-ordinates and shape. The first question is straightforward and has three points on the grid to write the co-ordinates for. Now many children come across an easy question like this and instantly forget which number should come […]

## Year 3 maths worksheets: Counting and Number

We have a great set of worksheets for Counting and Number for year 3. There are pages which require grouping objects in to fives and tens to help with counting. There are also worksheets on counting back in tens, including crossing the hundreds boundary which can be tricky. We have several worksheets which use number […]

## What maths should children know by the end of Year 2?

Let’s continue by looking at the expectations for children at the end of year 2 (6 to 7 years old). This is a year where a huge amount of new maths is introduced. However, it is still important to keep the maths in a practical context using real life situations. One of the most important […]

## KS2 SATs revision: Shape (2)

With KS2 SATs coming up soon it is about time I added a few more worksheets to help. This one shows a typical couple of questions on shape. They are fairly straightforward and would be an easy way to collect marks towards Level 4. The first question is really testing whether the terms regular hexagon […]

## Year 4 maths worksheets: choosing the operation and method

One of the hardest things to get children to do is explain how they did a sum. These two pages try to help with this, encouraging children to explain the decisions they make about: which operation is involved in word problems whether calculations can be done mentally or with pen and paper how to explain […]

## Year 5 maths worksheet: rounding measurements

Here we have a tricky little worksheet on rounding measurements, best suited to Year 5. This is harder than most other rounding pages as the units change. For example, in the first question the units are shown in grams but the answer is required in kilograms, so the answer equires two steps: 1. round the […]

## More than or less than signs

Many years ago, when I was a child the ‘more than’ and ‘less than’ signs were not introduced until I had passed the eleven plus and gone to Grammar School. Today, children in Year 3 are expected to recognise and understand the signs. As they are so similar this is somewhat ambitious, but I have […]

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