Archives for "September, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 30th September 2011

Reading and writing large numbers in words

A calculator is needed for this worksheet, but this does not make it any easier. First of all the calculation is written in words rather than numbers and needs to be read correctly in order for it to be keyed into the calculator correctly. The calculator comes up with the answer in digits and this […]

Posted by Peter on 29th September 2011

Year 3 mental Arithmetic: Sets 23 and 24

Here we have another two sets of ten mental arithmetic questions for Year 3. This week the questions concentrate on adding three small numbers, time and finding 100 less than a number. When adding three digits mentally it is usually easier to do it in the order that the question is spoken because it is […]

Posted by Peter on 27th September 2011

Resource of the Week: One minute

When learning about time most people think about reading clock faces, but there is much more than this with young children. Getting a clear concept of amount of time is important for young children. In other words, what is it realistic to be able to done in one second, one minute or one hour? This […]

Posted by Peter on 26th September 2011

KS2 Maths Paper 2010 Question 12

This is a typical SAT question, which many children fail to get correct. The main reason for this is that it is in three parts and many children cannot progress through a step by step approach, wanting to find the answer in one easy move. The second reason is that it involves dividing by a […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd September 2011

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 21 and 22

Here we have the next two sets of questions in the Year 3 Mental Arithmetic series. This week the questions concentrate on using the vocabulary of addition and subtraction, including: What is the sum of….? What is the total of….? What must I add to …. to make ….? How many more than … is […]

Posted by Peter on 21st September 2011

Multiply the Egyptian way

Sometimes it can help children’s understanding of maths and numbers if they are shown a completely different way of approaching a calculation. In Year 6 most children will be familiar with the standard written method of multiplication, but this method is far from the only one which can be used. It just happens to be […]

Posted by Peter on 20th September 2011

Resource of the Week: Division with remainders as fractions

This week we are looking at worksheets where the remainders from division are written as fractions. Children need a good knowledge of tables to work out the division ‘in their heads’ and this is probably best suited to Year 4, aged8/9+ years old. Children will be used to the concept of a remainder when dividing […]

Posted by Peter on 19th September 2011

KS2 Maths Paper 2010 Questions 10 and 11

Carroll diagrams are a favourite with the SAT paper writers and it is no surprise to find one in the 2010 SAT paper 1. There is nothing tricky about this and the best approach is to take each number in turn, look at its properties and decide where it should go. Look at 25. Is […]

Posted by Peter on 16th September 2011

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 19 and 20

Today I have published another two sets of 10 mental arithmetic questions suitable for Year 3 children (7 to 8 years old). This week I have concentrated on; a. finding halves of even 2-digit numbers b. dividing by 4 and 5 c. simple word problems. Year 3 is an important stage in children’s mathematical development […]

Posted by Peter on 14th September 2011

Year 4 decimals

One of the best ways to introduce decimals is by working with money which shows the idea of tenths (10p) and hundredths (1p). Another good way is to use shading of shapes and this is the second page which does this. A series of rectangles is shown, each divided into ten equal parts: each part […]