Archives for "June, 2013"

Posted by Peter on 27th June 2013

Year 2: Time. What can you do in one minute?

Getting a clear concept of amount of time is important for young children. This page challenges children to complete a number of tasks in one minute, such as how tall a tower can be built using blocks/lego etc. An important part of this is to make sure that they make an estimate/guess before starting which […]

Posted by Peter on 24th June 2013

Days, months and years

As children progress through year 3 and into year 4 it is expected that they get to know and number of facts to do with measuring time, other than just reading the time on a clock face. These facts include knowing that: 1 year = 365 days or 52 weeks or 12 months 1 week […]

Posted by Peter on 20th June 2013

Resource of the week: Maths Game of Strategy:

The importance of playing games with children to aid their mathematical thinking cannot be stressed too much. Playing games improves logical thinking and thinking ahead. This great little game, which I have called ‘Three Hexagon’ is a variation of ‘Three in a row’ games, played on a hexagonal board. All you need to do is […]

Posted by Peter on 17th June 2013

Ordering lengths of time in Year 2

It is in year 2 that children really get to grips with time. Targets include telling and writing the time to five minutes, including using terms such as quarter to and quarter past the hour. They are also expected to be able to compare and sequence lengths of times, which is where this worksheet comes […]

Posted by Peter on 13th June 2013

Single step word problems for year 6

Below are two pages of maths problems written in words. They are known as ‘single step operations’ as only one mathematical process is necessary to solve them. Children find word problems very difficult, but the one step type are much, much easier than the two step. Children need to be able to read and understand […]

Posted by Peter on 10th June 2013

Counting across 100

The latest draft version of the Primary Maths Programme of Study includes counting to and across 100, which has usually been left until year 2. It is quite tricky and shouldn’t be covered until you are certain that children can count confidently up to 100. Here is a worksheet aimed at helping with this, counting […]

Posted by Peter on 6th June 2013

Year 5 Knowing multiplication facts to help with division.

There is no doubt that most children find division harder than multiplication, yet there is little real reason for this to be so. Most division questions can be turned on their head and knowledge of times tables used to work them out. For example: 30 ÷ 5 =??  can be thought as what number times […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd June 2013

Year 3: More missing numbers

I have had a number of requests for more pages similar to the ‘Find the Missing Numbers’ published in May, so here is another. The questions are all similar: e.g. Find a pair of numbers with a sum of 7 and a product of 12. Pairs of numbers with a sum of 7 are: 1 […]