Archives for "April, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 30th April 2012

Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 53 and 54

I continue on with the weekly sets of mental arithmetic for Year 3. This week the questions concentrate on addition and subtraction, including adding three numbers ‘in your head’. Both the first two questions are designed so that pairs that make 10 can be spotted e.g. 11 + 8 + 9, where the easiest way […]

Posted by Peter on 25th April 2012

Resource of the week: change from ten pence

Using coins is a vital part of understanding number as it provides concrete examples of numbers in action. It is a really good idea to have a set of coins that can be counted out and swapped e.g. 5 one pence coins exchanged for a 5p piece etc. Why not set up a little shop […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd April 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: sets 51 and 52

This week’s year 3 mental arithmetic questions concentrate on addition, with a couple of ‘less than’ questions. Children should be getting more familiar with the various techniques they can use to answer questions ‘in their heads’. For example: a. it helps to look for pairs of numbers that make 10 such as 5 and 5 […]

Posted by Peter on 20th April 2012

Resource of the Week: Year 6 Prime Factors

The term ‘prime factor’ is one which would make many adults shudder as they try to think back to their school days. In fact, it is a term that children would probably not met until secondary school, but is now firmly incorporated into the primary curriculum. Here we have a maths worksheet for year 6 […]

Posted by Peter on 18th April 2012

More long division: 3-digits divided by 2-digits

One of the hardest things children try to do in primary school is long division. It is hard because it requires a good knowledge of tables,  the ability to multiply, estimate, use trial and improvement and go through several steps to reach the answer. These steps include: e.g. 789 divided by 36 First carry out […]

Posted by Peter on 16th April 2012

Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 49 and 50

We begin the summer term’s mental arithmetic papers for year 3 with a reasonably easy set of questions. The first two questions look at writing numbers in figures. e.g. ‘write in figures: four hundred and nine. ‘ Most children should be able to do this but watch out for those who are unsure about place […]

Posted by Peter on 13th April 2012

Key Stage 2 Maths SAT practice: graphs (4)

This worksheet is another in our series on the types of questions that come up on the SAT papers. It is another on graphs, but quite a lot harder. The first part of the worksheet looks at a line graph showing temperatures in a kitchen over a 12 hour period.A key difference between this and […]

Posted by Peter on 11th April 2012

Year 6 SATs practice: graphs (3)

Here is the next in our mini series of maths worksheets looking at the types of questions involving graphs that come up in the SAT papers. The first part of the worksheet looks at interpreting a tally chart. Children should have had plenty of practice with making and interpreting tally charts from year 2/3 onwards […]

Posted by Peter on 9th April 2012

Year 6 SATs practice: Graphs (1 and 2)

It is not too long now before the latest round of Year 6 SATs comes so I thought I would put a week aside to provide worksheets to help with this. Today I have published a page which looks at the type of question which comes up on interpreting bar charts. A bar chart shows […]

Posted by Peter on 6th April 2012

Maths worksheet: Multiplying by 2, 3, 5 and 10

Here is a straightforward maths worksheet which looks at multiplying by 2, 3, 5 and 10. Probably this page can be best used as an assessment page to see just how well these tables have been learned. They are the first four tables to be learnt and only the three times tables should cause much […]