Archives for "July, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 11th July 2011

2010 Maths SAT Paper A: answers questions 1 and 2

This is the first of a series which will look more closely at the KS2 Maths SAT papers for 2010. Taking one or two questions at a time I will show¬† suggested methods for answering and what is accepted as an answer. This should build into a very useful resource over the following weeks. If […]

Posted by Peter on 8th July 2011

Maths game: Criss Cross 3 Addition (1)

This is a simple 2 player game suitable for children who are learning single figure addition facts. Two sets of coloured counters and a calculator are needed. Player 1 chooses two numbers from the list below. Add the two numbers on the calculator. If the answer is on the grid place a red counter on […]

Posted by Peter on 7th July 2011

Resource of the Week: multiplying 2-digit numbers by 9 mentally.

A great deal is made of written methods of multiplication but it all depends on having good mental arithmetic skills.In fact much that might be done on paper can actually be done ‘in your head’. A good example of this is that you can multiply most 2-digit numbers by 9 in your head. The most […]

Posted by Peter on 6th July 2011

Year 3 mental arithmetic: Sets 7 and 8

I continue with two more sets of mental arithmetic questions for Year 3. Today the questions are about notation of money, recalling addition and subtraction facts, tables and doubling and halving. At the moment I am only publishing two sets of questions a week, but these can be used effectively to make up your own […]

Posted by Peter on 5th July 2011

Year 1 maths resources

All the maths worksheets for Year 1 are to be found by clicking on the Free Maths Worksheets link at the top of the page. The worksheets have been organised into categories following the guidelines of the primary Framework for Mathematics, although this is now under review. The categories are: Counting and Number: looking at […]

Posted by Peter on 4th July 2011

Year 6 Equivalent Fractions

Here is another page of equivalent fractions. One part of each pair of fractions is missing and the missing numerator or denominator needs to be entered. Remember, equivalent fractions are fractions which have the same overall value. One interesting way to check whether two fractions are equivalent is to carry out a couple of multiplications; […]