Archives for "February, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 29th February 2012

Resource of the Week: How to do written multiplication

Some of our most popular resouces are to do with written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This is just one of  our worksheets that show how to use the standard or efficient method to multiply a 3-digit number by a single digit. There are other methods equally good, but it is important that […]

Posted by Peter on 27th February 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 39 and 40

We are well under way with our sets of Year 3 Mental Arithmetic worksheets, with sets 39 and 40 coming up this week. Remember these pages can be used in a number of different ways. The questions can be read out and answered orally, or the answers can be written down on paper. The question […]

Posted by Peter on 24th February 2012

Problem Solving Worksheet for Year 4

There are only 5 questions on this page but some children will find it quite difficult. The main reason for this is that they will have to work back from the answer to find the starting number. This will often mean reversing the operations, subtracting where it says add, halving where it says double etc. […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd February 2012

Resource of the week: reflective symetry

Reflective symmetry seems to be a very popular topic for the Key Stage 2 Maths SAT Papers and it is not easy to find examples of the kind of question which is often asked. There are several mathematical terms to do with symmetry that children need to be familiar with. These include: Mirror line,  line […]

Posted by Peter on 20th February 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Counting on and back

An ability to calculate mentally lies at the heart of being successful with number work. Mental methods need to be emphasised and practised on a regular basis and these year 3 mental arithmetic pages can certainly help towards this. These two sets of ten questions concentrate on counting on and back in single figures or […]

Posted by Peter on 17th February 2012

Pancake day: maths worksheet on ratio

Pancake Day is usually known as Shrove Tuesday and it the last day before the period known as Lent in the Christian calendar. The idea is that Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to use up foods that you are not allowed during Lent, a time of abstinence and giving things up. Pancakes  are eaten […]

Posted by Peter on 13th February 2012

Valentine’s Day maths worksheet: Subtraction

Sometimes it’s nice to have a change and special occasions such as Valentine’s Day allows us to do this. Here we have a maths worksheet suitable for Year 3 children with a Valentine Day’s theme. It is a subtraction page but all the missing numbers have to be put into the special Valentine hearts. There […]

Posted by Peter on 10th February 2012

Maths SAT Paper 2011 Paper B Questions 8 and 9

Here are two more questions from the Maths SAT Paper 2011 Paper B. The answer to Question 8.   3/4 One mark awarded for a correct answer. Equivalent fractions accepted as is 0.75. Suggested method: This question is another reading a number line problem and if children can count in quarters it is an easy mark. […]

Posted by Peter on 8th February 2012

Missing digits in subtraction sentences: year 3 maths worksheet

By the end of year 3 children are expected to be able to subtract a single digit from any 2-digit number. Knowing the patterns involved can make this much easier and this worksheet looks at these patterns. The number sentence has three missing digits and children are asked to write a digit in each box […]

Posted by Peter on 6th February 2012

Year 3 mental arithmetic: Sets 35 and 36

Exactly half way through the school year with the publication of sets 35 and 36 mental arithmetic for Year 3. This is quite a mixed bag of questions covering number and measurement. Two of the questions in each set look at time, which is often a problem for children. These two questions look at time […]