# Archives for "December, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 28th December 2012

## Year 3 maths: adding with 2013

Knowing how much I like anything mathematical to do with dates, those kind people at urbrainy.com have let me publish a nifty little investigation to introduce the new year of 2013. It is a simple idea; how many different addition questions can you find by just using the four digits, 2013. At first it would […]

Posted by Peter on 14th December 2012

## Resource of the Week: Christmas maths activities

It’s getting very close to Christmas now and with many activities going on in school why not try a little Christmas maths as well? This page is quite an open ended challenge as all the possible combinations of presents need to be found. There are four items with prices; a set of beads for £2, […]

Posted by Peter on 7th December 2012

## 12.12.12 an interesting date

Those of you who have followed the site for some time will know that I enjoy the quirky dates which come up from time to time, and we have a really good one next week; on 12th December 2012 the date can be written as 12.12.12. On the 12th second of the 12th minute of […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd December 2012

## Year 4 maths worksheet: suggesting suitable units to measure

By year 4 it is important that children have a good understanding of the units used to measure and what kind of unit would be sensible to estimate or measure length, mass or capacity. They should be able to respond to questions such as; ‘About how heavy is a tennis ball?’ or ‘Would you expect […]

Posted by Peter on 28th November 2012

## Resource of the week: scalene triangles

This week we take another look at types of triangle. A lot of work is done on triangles in Primary Schools and by year 5 and 6 most children are familiar with the properties of right angled triangles, equilateral triangles and isosceles triangles. An equilateral triangle has all three sides equal and all three angles […]

Posted by Peter on 26th November 2012

## Year 2: estimating on a number line 0-10

By year 2 children will be beginning to understand the vocabulary of estimating, which includes other terms such as roughly, guess how many, about the same as, nearly, close to etc. This worksheet looks  at estimating a whole number on a number line from 0 to 10. Probably the best technique to use is to […]

Posted by Peter on 21st November 2012

## Resource of the Week: year 4 multiplication and addition

This week we are highlighting an important part of year 4 maths which looks at the order of operations. The rule is that multiplication should be worked out before the addition and in most of these questions that is fairly straightforward. However the questions towards the end are quite tricky. Let’s look at 70 + […]

Posted by Peter on 19th November 2012

## Year 6: solve problems involving money

By year 6 children should be able to read and understand problems written in prose that include some elements of real life involving money. They should be able to read the problem, understand the situation described, be able to see what processes are needed to solve it and then lay out working and answers clearly. […]

Posted by Peter on 14th November 2012

## Key Stage 2 SAT questions on time

Time questions are very popular with the SAT test writers and this page shows some typical examples, using tables and charts. Children often get confused by questions which say that an event was earlier or later when looking at a calendar. If it was earlier then the number of days have to be subracted. On […]

Posted by Peter on 12th November 2012

## Year 1 maths worksheet: solve simple word problems

One of the targets for Year 1 children is to solve simple word problems. Of course this can be very tricky for children who have yet to develop sufficient reading skills to work out what questions are being asked! Because of this many children will need help with either reading the questions of having the […]