Archives for "November, 2012"

Posted by Peter on 28th November 2012

Resource of the week: scalene triangles

This week we take another look at types of triangle. A lot of work is done on triangles in Primary Schools and by year 5 and 6 most children are familiar with the properties of right angled triangles, equilateral triangles and isosceles triangles. An equilateral triangle has all three sides equal and all three angles […]

Posted by Peter on 26th November 2012

Year 2: estimating on a number line 0-10

By year 2 children will be beginning to understand the vocabulary of estimating, which includes other terms such as roughly, guess how many, about the same as, nearly, close to etc. This worksheet looks  at estimating a whole number on a number line from 0 to 10. Probably the best technique to use is to […]

Posted by Peter on 21st November 2012

Resource of the Week: year 4 multiplication and addition

This week we are highlighting an important part of year 4 maths which looks at the order of operations. The rule is that multiplication should be worked out before the addition and in most of these questions that is fairly straightforward. However the questions towards the end are quite tricky. Let’s look at 70 + […]

Posted by Peter on 19th November 2012

Year 6: solve problems involving money

By year 6 children should be able to read and understand problems written in prose that include some elements of real life involving money. They should be able to read the problem, understand the situation described, be able to see what processes are needed to solve it and then lay out working and answers clearly. […]

Posted by Peter on 14th November 2012

Key Stage 2 SAT questions on time

Time questions are very popular with the SAT test writers and this page shows some typical examples, using tables and charts. Children often get confused by questions which say that an event was earlier or later when looking at a calendar. If it was earlier then the number of days have to be subracted. On […]

Posted by Peter on 12th November 2012

Year 1 maths worksheet: solve simple word problems

One of the targets for Year 1 children is to solve simple word problems. Of course this can be very tricky for children who have yet to develop sufficient reading skills to work out what questions are being asked! Because of this many children will need help with either reading the questions of having the […]

Posted by Peter on 5th November 2012

Dividing by 3 table

In recent years there has been a call for children to not only learn the times tables but also the equivalent division tables. Of course this is the inverse of the 3x table and for children who know this there should not be much of a problem learning this. There are advantages to be had […]