# Archives for "January, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 12th January 2012

## KS2 maths 2011 paper B question 4

We continue our look at the KS2 Maths 2011 Paper B with this question, which should be an easy 2 marks, but all too often little errors are made when using a calculator. Two marks awarded for all four rows correct. One mark awarded for 3 out of 4. No marks for 2 or less […]

Posted by Peter on 10th January 2012

## Year 5 addition: missing digits

On the face of it this might look like an easy page, but in fact many children find this quite tricky. It should not be tried until children have a good grasp of the standard written method of addition.The addition calculation has been laid out in the standard way, together with the answer. However, two […]

Posted by Peter on 9th January 2012

## Year 3 mental arithmetic: addition and subtraction

This week’s sets of mental arithmetic questions concentrate solely on addition and subtraction. There are many different strategies that can be used, depending very much on the numbers involved. For example: 7 plus 147 can be done quickly by counting on 7, or by  knowing off by heart that 7 and 7 is 14 9 […]

Posted by Peter on 7th January 2012

I am often asked to provide more pages of addition ‘sums’ so here is another look at using the standard method of addition for money. The first eight questions are laid out in the correct way. The next seven need to be written in the same way, with the decimal points lining up in a […]

Posted by Peter on 5th January 2012

## KS2 Maths 2011 Paper B: Question 3

Symmetry is a very popular subject with the SAT writers and can be an easy way to pick up a couple of marks. For this question two marks are awarded for all three lines of symmetry drawn correctly. One mark awarded for two diagrams completed correctly. No marks for just one marked correctly. Slight inaccuracies […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd January 2012

## Resource of the week: Maths Vocabulary for Year 1

I am often asked about the words and ideas that children should be familiar with by the end of Year 1 and there is an excellent set of pages which help with this, found in the Year 1 Maths Worksheets/Vocabulary section. If a child does not respond to a mathematical question it may be because […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd January 2012

## Year 3 mental arithmetic for spring term

Today I have published the first of our next sets of mental arithmetic for year 3. This is the first of another 12 sets for the spring term, which will build up to another 24 pages of 10 questions. This week I am looking at rounding, using terms such as ‘more than’ and ‘less than’ […]