Archives for "December, 2011"

Posted by Peter on 29th December 2011

KS2 Maths SAT questions and answers: Paper B 2011

This is the first in a new series looking at SAT papers, the questions, answers and best methods of going about them. This term I am looking at the 2011 Paper B. Calculators are allowed for this paper, but generally I think that paper B tends to be harder than Paper A. The first question […]

Posted by Dave on 21st December 2011

Christmas Offer From URBrainy

Here at the MathsBlog we think is a great site for some really impressive resources. This Christmas they are running a very special offer. If you subscribe during December for a yearly package you will get 18 months access instead of 12! That’s a whole 6 months extra free on their already discounted yearly rate. […]

Posted by Peter on 16th December 2011

Christmas present buying worksheet

Here we have an open-ended page to keep up the Christmas theme for this week. More Christmas themed worksheets can be found at; There are four items with prices; a set of beads for £2, a box of chocolates for £3, a bag for £5 and a bottle of perfume for £7. The task […]

Posted by Peter on 13th December 2011

Resource of the week: Christmas adding puzzle

Looking at my stats I can see that everyone is very busy with Christmas assemblies, shows, shopping, eating, drinking etc so I will shortly be joining you all and have a few days off. I will leave you with a little puzzle in case you have nothing better to do! Put the numbers 1, 2, […]

Posted by Peter on 9th December 2011

Year 4 maths worksheet: Santa’s reindeer

More Christmas worksheets are available at:   We continue with our seasonal worksheets with some reindeer questions, probably best suited to children in Year 4 upwards. Everyone knows about Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer, but far fewer people know that there are eight others to go with him! Santa’s reindeer pull the sleigh for Santa and […]

Posted by Peter on 7th December 2011

Year 1 maths worksheet: Christmas halving

From time to time it’s nice to have a topical maths worksheet and here is one for year 1 at Christmas time. The ability to double and halve numbers quickly is a great strategy to have at your fingertips as it can help later with all sorts of calculations. Here we have a year 1 […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd December 2011

Calculator ban in Primary Schools

Primary school pupils could face a ban on using calculators according to Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister. Following a government study he has suggested that pupils should only be able to use calculators once they have mastered basic maths, including learning ‘times tables’. This announcement comes as a result of a government study which found […]

Posted by Peter on 1st December 2011

Top children’s reading books to help with maths

Over a period of time I have collected together a great selection of books suitable for young children to help them with counting and number skills. All these books are a great read in themselves, but they also all have a mathematical slant. They are rather hidden away within the Top Maths Books section and […]