# Archives for "October, 2012"

## Year 5 addition of three 2-digit numbers

Here is a practice page of adding three 2-digit numbers mentally. This is a really good test of how well children can use their skills and knowledge as there are several different approaches/techniques that can be used. These skills include: 1. Because addition can be done in any order it is often easier to start […]

## Bonfire Night Worksheets

It’s always nice to have something topical to use as part of the maths curriculum. Today I would like to point you to a page on percentages, linked to the theme of bonfire night, or fireworks, suitable for Year 6 children who are learning about how to work out percentages. Four different kinds of fireworks […]

## Understanding multiplication in year 1

At one time multiplication was not really introduced until year 2, but recent curriculum planning has included understanding multiplication into year 1, so here is a couple of pages to try to help with this. At first multiplication can be seen as repeated addition so that: 2 added together 3 times is 2 + 2 […]

## Counting maths activity for young children

This week we highlight a simple a little counting game suitable for young children. Ted just loves to watch football on the TV and when he is older he will be allowed to go and see his favourite team play. I wonder who his favourite team is? I bet it is the same as yours! […]

## Patterns and problems in Year 4

There are many different ways of presenting number problems to children, other than just the traditional ‘sums’ style approach. This page shows three very different approaches to questions that many children will find quite hard. The first is in the style of a function machine, i.e. a number is put into the machine, various operations […]

## Short multiplication by 2, 5 and 10.

When children are learning the standard methods of multiplication they need plenty of practice. With multiplication there are two distinct methods, the long and the short! Most schools tend to teach the long method first as it is clearer to show exactly what is happening, but it is also important for children to learn the […]

## Worksheet on problems involving measurement

By the end of year 3 children should be confident with using comparative terms such as taller, shorter, longest etc. They should know that: 1 kilometre = 1000 metres 1 metre = 100 centimetres 1 kilogram = 1000 grams 1 litre = 1000 millilitres They should also begin to recognise simple fractions and convert between […]

## Resource of the week: KS2 SAT style questions

It’s never too early to get to grips with some SAT style questions in Year 6 and we have an increasing number of these. There are two similar maths worksheets here which demonstrate a number of techniques that can be used to answer SAT questions. The first question asks for two numbers which add up […]

## 2 times table up to 12

Learning times tables off by heart is a fundamental part of primary maths, yet many children go on to High School without knowing them. This really inhibits progress with a whole range of other maths, including long and short multiplication, long and short division, factors, multiples etc. There are not that many facts to learn […]

## Written method for adding 4-digit numbers

Addition of two 4-digit numbers 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 and finally the thousands. So, looking […]

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