# Archives for "March, 2012"

## Two step word problems

Here we have a page of word problems which require more than one step in order to answer them. Children find this kind of two step word problem question much harder than when there is just one step involved in answering a question. Often these questions can be done in several different ways. For example, […]

## Resource of the Week: Year 2 block graphs

It is in year 2 that children really get to grips with simple block graphs and here is one of the superb sets of year 2 maths worksheets which URBrainy.com have allowed me to publish. There are two aspects to block graphs. Firstly, interpreting a graph and understanding what it shows. Secondly, collecting suitable data […]

## Year 3 mental arithmetic questions

This week we round off the term with some nice straightforward questions. The first four questions in each set are about rounding to the nearest 10 or 100. Watch out for children who round to the nearest ten when they are meant to round to the nearest 100. The next four questions look at doubling […]

## Easter maths worksheet: Co-ordinates

This is a step up from the Easter maths worksheet published earlier in the week on Position and Direction, with several differences. Firstly the axes are numbered rather than the spaces. This is an important step as the conventions of using co-ordinates come into play. it is important to show how co-ordinates are written: e.g. […]

## Position and direction maths worksheet

Here we have a worksheet that takes an early look at position and direction on a grid. Firstly note that whilst the North arrow is showing the rest of the points of the compass are not showing, so it would be a good idea to go over these before attempting this page. The second thing […]

## Year 3 mental arithmetic: Sets 45 and 46

As we approach the end of the Spring Term it’s time for another set of mental arithmetic questions. This week it is a mixed bag of calculating, including money. The first two questions in each set look at adding 4 small numbers. The difficulty in doing this should not be underestimated as it is as […]

## Subtraction of 3-digit numbers

Here is a maths worksheet that concentrates on practising subtraction of 3-digit numbers, using the standard, or efficient, written method. There are several things to look out for when subtracting, including: a. where each of the three digits on the bottom line are smaller than the 3 digits above them e.g. 987 654 This is […]

## Resource of the Week: Simple Maths Games

Whilst most of the mathsblog site is about maths worksheets we do have a small selection of fun maths games for young children. Listen under the Reception/Year 1 Maths Games there are over 20 simple maths games which younger children children may like to play and which will certanly help with counting, ordering and addition […]

## Year 3 Mental Arithmetic Worksheets: Sets 43 and 44

This week’s mental arithmetic questions for Year 3 are all about fractions. The first couple of questions are simple, finding halves of multiples of 10. Most children learn the halves of even numbers up to 10 but find it harder to work out half of numbers such as 30 or 50, where this knowledge is […]

## More on equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions are fractions which look different but have the same value. The easiest example of equivalent fractions is a half and two quarters. If I have half of a fruit cake that is the same as having two quarters of the same cake. (As long as I pick up all the crumbs from cutting […]

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