# Archives for "January, 2012"

## Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 33 and 34

This week’s mental arithmetic for year 3 looks at place value, number sequences and patterns as well as some quick addition. One of the early questions asks what’s the largest number that can be made from the digits 2, 5 and 4. This is partly an ordering skill, making sure the largest digit is in […]

## Year 4 maths worksheet on ordering decimal fractions

One of the most important concepts in maths is to understand that the value of a digit depends on its place in the number – otherwise we could only possibly have 9 numbers and zero! So the digit 2 in 120 has a different value than the 2 in 210. The 2 in 120 has […]

## KS2 Maths SAT Paper B question 6

Question 6 of the KS2 maths SAT Paper B is in two parts and it would be most sensible to use a calculator. The first part of the question looks at the cost of 23 tickets at £2.75 each. The answer to question 6a is £63.25 One mark awarded for a correct answer. Any unambiguous […]

## Year 3 maths challenge: how many ways to make 18?

Here is a worksheet that makes children think a little bit more. It shows a number sentence with two numbers that total 18. It asks what the two numbers could be. The first thing to look for with this is children who use a logical or methodical approach. Usually children will write down the first […]

## Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 31 and 32

This week’s mental arithmetic for year 3 is all on money! One important concept that need checking is converting pence to pounds. For example 356p written in pounds is £3.56. Watch out for £3.56p which you often see in shops, markets etc but which is incorrect. it is either £3.56 pounds or 356p. Other questions […]

## Telling the time in Year 2

Time is one of the most searched for subject areas on the site. By the end of year 3 children are expected to read the time on a 12 hour digital clock, and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. They are also expected to be able to calculate time intervals and find […]

## KS2 Maths 2011 Paper B: Question 5

Here we have question 5 from the KS2 maths 2011 Paper B. There are two parts to the question, both based on interpreting a block graph. The answer to 5a is: 2.5 or 2 1/2 One mark awarded for a correct answer. Suggested method: This is a straightforward graph question which should prove to […]

## Year 5 subtraction: missing digits

Last week I published a page of addition with missing digits. This proved very popular and I have had several requests for something similar for subtraction; so here it is. The calculations have been laid out in the tradition, standard method of written subtraction, except that two of the digits are missing. It is not […]

## Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 29 and 30

This week the questions are all in the form of word problems. Generally children find these harder than just ‘sums’ because they are not told what operation needs to be carried out to reach the correct answer. Indeed, sometimes it can be tricky. Looking at the question, ‘I think of a number and subtract 10. […]

## Year 2 number challenge

Open ended questions are an excellent way to reinforce mathematical concepts, practice number skills and find out about some of the amazing patterns in maths. This maths worksheet is posted in our Year 2 category, under Using and Applying Maths and has proved to be one of our most popular resources. The problem is to […]

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