Archives for "June, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 29th June 2012

Maths Investigation: Archery scores

Archery is usually organised as a knockout competition with the last two archers left going for the First and Second place medals. The target consists of ten rings, made up of 5 colours. Points are scored depending on which ring the arrow lands. Arrows which land on the line are given the higher score. 10 […]

Posted by Peter on 27th June 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 67 and 68

We will be shortly be drawing to a close the weekly year 3 mental arithmetic. Meanwhile here is a set of questions concentrating on fractions. Always a tricky subject, often disliked by children and adults, they can, in fact, be quite good fun. By the end of year 3 children should know that dividing by […]

Posted by Peter on 25th June 2012

Written Addition worksheets: 2-digits to 3-digits

Addition of a 2-digit number to a 3-digit number is usually done on paper, using the following standard method: The method is to add the units first, put the units in the answer, and ‘carry’ the ten into the tens column. Then add the tens and continue in the same way into the hundreds if […]

Posted by Peter on 22nd June 2012

Year 4 addition practice

Here we have an excellent page to check how well children can deal with different types of addition questions, some of which are most easily answered by subtracting! By year 4 we are looking for rapid responses using a variety of different skills depending on the type of question. Children need to look at the […]

Posted by Peter on 20th June 2012

Year 3 Mental Arithmetic: Sets 65 and 66

This week the year 3 mental arithmetic questions are all about multiplication and division, including finding quarters. When asked to find a quarter of a number often one of the best approaches is to halve the number and halve again.This works best with even numbers Some of the multiplication questions look at knowledge of tables, […]

Posted by Peter on 18th June 2012

Mental Division Strategies: year 4

Having a browse round the site there seemed to be some areas which are a little short of pages; one of these being the year 4 division pages. So, here is a Year 4 division worksheet which looks at some of the strategies children need to be confident with in order to carry out quick, […]

Posted by Peter on 15th June 2012

Year 5 Maths Challenge: the very best 2-digit answers

This is quite an intriguing worksheet as it is difficult to decide if there is a best possible answer. In fact, part of the challenge could be to decide what the criteria are for deciding what counts as the best possible answer. The idea is to use each of the digits 0 to 9 just […]

Posted by Peter on 13th June 2012

Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 63 and 64

We continue into the second part of the summer term with our next set of year 3 mental arithmetic questions. This week’s questions are particularly suitable for reading out loud, rather than printing and looking at, as they are all short. They concentrate on times tables, doubling and division. The questions on times tables concentrate […]

Posted by Peter on 12th June 2012

Daft Draft National Curriculum changes in maths

Well, I was going to let this pass by with no comment, but on reading it I  am becoming more and more certain that it has been written by idiots who last visited a primary school in 1961. Firstly, it expects children to ‘use a compass to draw circles and arcs with a given radius’ […]

Posted by Dave on 8th June 2012

Maths Champ for iPhone & iPad

Be a Maths Champ! I have just played a great new iPhone and iPad game Maths Champ. There are a couple of mini games included, Hurdles and Javelin. Each time you play, you answer a set of maths questions which boosts your speed or distance when playing the game and gives you a better chance […]