Archives for "May, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 30th May 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 61 and 62

This weeks’ mental arithmetic for year 3 has a variety of questions ranging from odd and even numbers to number sequences. The Primary Framework for Mathematics lays great emphasis on odd and even numbers and it is very useful to know the pattern of adding and subtracting odd and even numbers, especially when carrying out […]

Posted by Peter on 28th May 2012

Year 4 maths worksheet: more on time

By the end of year 4 it is expected that most children will be confident with reading the time but this is not always the case and this worksheet is a follow up to one published in April. It looks at reading the time using a 12 hour clock. The first set of questions looks […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd May 2012

Year 3 mental artihmetic: sets 59 and 60

As we move towards the end of the year 3 term the mental arithmetic questions become slightly harder. These two pages of addition and subtraction questions include some quite tricky problems. The first few questions are quite straightforward with adding or subtracting multiples of 100 from 3-digit numbers, although there are many children who are […]

Posted by Peter on 21st May 2012

Counting on in steps of 10p, crossing the hundreds.

I recently published a page on counting on in steps of 10p which was quite straightforward, but this one is much trickier. This time the counting on crosses the hundreds boundary and in the case of money this also crosses the decimal point. The first set of questions just looks at 2-digit numbers which cross […]

Posted by Peter on 18th May 2012

Maths board game: Four Stars

I shall be publishing some fantastic strategy games over the next few weeks which can really help children develop their logical thinking and predicting what will happen. This is a great little game that does not need a lot of equipment and only takes a short time to play, but can get quite addictive. It’s […]

Posted by Peter on 16th May 2012

Resource of the Week: Long division

If there is one thing which really proves to be tricky for primary school children it is long division. In fact there have been calls for it to be abandoned with the calculator taking over. However, if children do grasp the method they can get great satisfaction from working their way carefully through the method […]

Posted by Peter on 14th May 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 57 and 58

We will soon be coming to the end of our sets of mental arithmetic questions for year 3, with just three more sets after these. Today the emphasis is on addition skills as well as a little subtraction. The questions include: adding a single digit to a 3-digit number in the context of money: e.g. […]

Posted by Peter on 11th May 2012

Resource of the Week: decimal fractions

Some children have difficulty realising that the same numbers can be written in different ways, especially when dealing with decimals and decimal fractions. This page is a good test of understanding, probably most suited for year 5 children (/10 yrs old). 0.23 can be read as 23 hundredths or 2 tenths and 3 hundredths. As […]

Posted by Peter on 9th May 2012

Maths worksheet: ordering amounts of money

Children in the Early Years get plenty of opportunity to handle coins and work on ordering small amounts of money. Yet, when children get older and the numbers get larger this is a concept which is often not practised in school. So here we have a maths worksheet which looks specifically at ordering 2-digit amounts […]

Posted by Peter on 7th May 2012

Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 55 and 56

Two more sets of ten questions which add to the great collection now available for year 3 children. This week there are some tricky questions which must be listened to carefully if the correct answer is to be worked out. For example: ’8 added to a number is 37. What is the number?’ The danger […]