Archives for "October, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 10th October 2011

Completing multiplication number sentences

This maths worksheet is suitable for Year 5 children who have a good knowledge of the times tables and can manipulate numbers ‘in their heads’. It is surprising the number of different strategies we use to calculate mentally. The same type of question can be processed several different ways, often depending on the numbers being […]

Posted by Peter on 6th October 2011

Resource of the Week: Congruent shapes and scalene triangles

Today we look at two mathematical terms which are less commonly known. Firstly, congruent is a word to conjure with! In fact it has a very simple meaning. If two shapes are congruent then they are identical in every way, including size. Whilst this is very straightforward, unfortunately people who design maths tests papers make […]

Posted by Peter on 5th October 2011

KS2 Maths Paper 2010 Question 13

This is question 13 from the 2010 SAT Paper A. It is a nice little question to pick up two valuable marks, especially if near the level 3/4 or 4/5 boundaries, but one again, more than one calculation has to be made to reach the correct answer. The first thing to do is work out […]

Posted by Peter on 4th October 2011

Year 4 Calculating

Part of the site which is developing well and is well worth a look is the Year 4 Calculating category. There is much to be learnt in year 4, including adding three small numbers mentally and being able to add two 2-digit numbers ‘in your head’. There are a lot of strategies which need to […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd October 2011

Long multiplication worksheets

Here is a page of practice questions for long multiplication using the standard written method. Each question is laid out so that the answer can be completed in three parts. Looking at 67 x 23, the three stages would be: 1. multiply 67 by 20. The easiest way to do this is to place a […]