# Archives for "July, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 30th July 2012

I have had a number of requests for more pages that let children practise the written method of addition, but without making the questions too hard. It is the method which is important to become familiar with. All the rest will depend on how well children know number bonds and can apply them. The method […]

Posted by Peter on 27th July 2012

## Resource of the Week: Standard metric measures

With the Olympic Games just beginning now is a great time to brush upon those standard metric units of measurement. No longer do athletes run 100 yards or a mile: in fact the Olympics have always been metric and it is the system that all children are taught in school.  By Year 4 children should […]

Posted by Peter on 25th July 2012

## Men’s 100m maths worksheet

If there is one event which people look forward to it is the 100m. Great Britain has had a fair share of success, including wins by Harold Abrahams (remember Chariots of Fire), Allan Wells and Linford Christie. There has also been great drama and controversy, such as when Ben Johnson set a World Record, only […]

Posted by Peter on 23rd July 2012

## Year 3 maths worksheet: revise adding two teen numbers

Here is a revision page on adding two teen numbers mentally and is probably best suited to year 3 children but could also be very useful for older children who are not confident with adding 2-digit numbers. As I have said before, it is interesting that when we add ‘in our heads’ we often do […]

Posted by Peter on 20th July 2012

## Ordinal numbers maths worksheet

Once children have got a really good knowledge of numbers they can start to look at ordinal numbers. Whilst young children are not expected to know the term ‘ordinal numbers’ they are expected to know and understand terms such as first, second, third etc. This language can be developed during the playing of games whilst […]

Posted by Peter on 18th July 2012

## Men’s Marathon Maths Worksheet

One of the most iconic events in athletics is the Marathon. It originates from stories of the famous Athenian, Pheidippides who ran from the battlefield near Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia. He is supposed to have collapsed and died from exhaustion after delivering his message. The marathon was about 25 […]

Posted by Peter on 16th July 2012

## Calculator words (upside down)

As the summer term comes to an end why not have some more fun with a calculator. I expect most children have worked out the certain combinations of letters will form words when the calculator is turned upside down and this page looks a little more closely at this. For example: 0.7734 will greet you […]

Posted by Peter on 13th July 2012

## Maths worksheet: Archery (2)

Archery is one of the oldest known sports; certainly it was a competitive activity in medieval times – remember Robin Hood! In the 14th century it was compulsory for all men aged between 7 and 60 to practise. The idea of the sport is to shoot arrows at a target consisting of ten rings, with […]

Posted by Peter on 11th July 2012

## Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 71 and 72

Here we have the last sets of mental arithmetic questions for year 3. The complete pack of 72 sets of ten questions can be used in 12 week blocks over the three terms, using two sets each week. Probably the most important part of this whole process is to ask how children go about answering […]

Posted by Peter on 9th July 2012

## Stadiums for summer football competition

Here is a great worksheet for those who are interested in the summer football taking place in July and August. There are 6 stadiums which will host matches: City of Coventry Stadium Hampden Park St James’ Park Millennium Stadium Old Trafford Wembley This worksheet looks at the approximate capacity of each ground and asks some […]