# Archives for "September, 2012"

## Counting in Year 1

It is often assumed that children in year 1 are capable at counting, but this is frequently not the case and they need plenty of practice reciting the number names and counting on and back. Of course number rhymes such as ‘One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive’ will help with […]

## Resource of the Week: Find tenths and hundredths

This week we take a look at a worksheet on the relationship between fractions and division. It is important that children understand that finding one half of a number is equivalent to dividing by 2, that finding one tenth of a number is the same as dividing the number by 10 and to find one […]

## Square numbers and square roots

A square number is a whole number multiplied by itself for example 3 x 3 = 9. This makes 9 a square number. By Year 6 most children will be familiar with square numbers and hopefully will know the first ten or so square numbers off be heart as they all appear in the times […]

## Resource of the week: year 5 square numbers

This is just one of a short series of square number maths worksheets for Year 5. It is an interesting and worthwhile exercise asking children to see if they can make a square out of 10 or 12 smaller squares (not overlapping etc) using plastic or card squares. Rectangles are possible, but not squares. They […]

## Year 3 maths worksheet: adding 3 numbers

Here we have another page of addition which looks at adding three numbers. Each number is a multiple of 5, but there is an extra twist in that children need to work out how many different additions can be made from the numbers available. A systematic approach is needed, perhaps starting with the largest three […]

## Divide 3-digit numbers by 7

Here is another page for practising the short division method. When I was young I was taught the short method before the long method and by repeated practice learned the method, although probably not knowing why it works. Today the long method is usually introduced first as a means of showing exactly how it works, […]

## Resource of the Week: half way between

This week I am highlighting a page which, on the face of it this looks quite a simple task, but many children (and adults) find very tricky. The page is on how to work out what half way between two numbers is. Often there is a lot of ‘trial and improvement’ going on in people’s […]

## Short multiplication by 6

Here is the latest worksheet which looks at the short multiplication method; this time multiplying 2-digit numbers by 6. It is called the short method because it eliminates the process of putting parts of the answer in two or three columns below, as in the ‘long’ method. The stages are the same as before: 1. […]

## Counting games for Year 1

Whilst most of the mathsblog site gives away free worksheets I do have a small selection of fun maths games for reception/Year 1 children. Counting is a major part of maths iat this age and by the end of reception should be able to say and use number names up to 10. A good example […]

## Useful resources: 0 to 99 number grid

I recently published a number grid (or number square) from 1 to 100 and today I am publishing a similar page, but for numbers from 0 to 99. Number grids can be used in a wide variety of ways, and many patterns can be found. it shows clearly the pattwern of odd and even numbers […]

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