Archives for "November, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 10th November 2011 The eleventh of the eleventh..

There are times and dates, interesting times and dates and really incredibly fantastic times and dates and the good news is that we are rapidly approaching one of the all time best. You will probably not live long enough to beat this! On the eleventh second of the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of […]

Posted by Peter on 8th November 2011

Resource of the week: Year 4 pictogram-cars

 This worksheet is suitable for Year 4 children. Graphs and pictograms are often seen as a quite easy part of maths, but many children find interpreting them correctly tricky. The pictogram displays information about the most popular cars seen in a village. All pictograms need a key so that it is clear how many each […]

Posted by Peter on 7th November 2011

Key Stage 2 SAT questions

We roll on with the next two questions taken from the Paper A 2010 SATs. These two questions involve fractions and perimeter. 20.  5/8                                      One mark for this question. Unambiguous indications will also be accepted as correct eg a tick next to 5/8. Suggested method: The standard recommended way to do this question might […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd November 2011

Four Nations Maths Challenge

For those of you who love the Mathletics, ‘World Maths Day’, then you will no doubt be interested in the Four Nations Maths Challenge. Schools and parents can register now for the event which will take place on 17-18 November but if they are already registered for Mathletics then they can use their existing sign […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd November 2011

Bonfire night maths worksheet: percentages

Thanks to for letting me publish this page. There are more bonfire night pages on their site, which you can trial free of charge at It’s always nice to have something topical to use as part of the maths curriculum. Here we have a page on percentages, linked to the theme of bonfire […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd November 2011

Year 3 mental arithmetic

It is easy to miss this growing set of resources for year 3, tucked away in the Know Number Facts category of the year 3 section. If you are working with year 3 children this is a very useful set of mental arithmetic questions. So far there have been 24 sets of questions published and […]

Posted by Peter on 1st November 2011

Question 19 from SATS Paper A 2010

Dotty paper and right angles are a favourite with the SAT paper writers, but they never make it quite straightforward, as the right angle to be found or drawn is never along horizontal or vertical lines. There are just two possible answers to this. Either answer will gain one mark. Slight inaccuracies in drawing are […]