Archives for "October, 2013"

Posted by Peter on 31st October 2013

New Maths Curriculum: Year 1 Multiplication and Division

Let’s look at the new targets for year 1 multiplication and division. A lot of the work this year should be practically based. The statutory requirements for Year 1 Multiplication and Division are: Multiplication and division Pupils should be taught to: •    solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete […]

Posted by Peter on 24th October 2013

New Maths Curriculum: Year 1 Addition and Subtraction

Let’s look at the new targets for year 1 addition and subtraction; children will be expected to work with larger numbers! Addition and subtraction Pupils should be taught to: •    read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs •    represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts […]

Posted by Peter on 17th October 2013

New Maths Curriculum: Year 1 Number and Place Value

It’s a whole new set of targets for Year 1 from 2014. Let’s begin by having a look at Number and Place Value. The statutory requirements for Year 1 Number and Place Value are: Number and place value Pupils should be taught to: •    count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 […]

Posted by Peter on 14th October 2013

Perpendicular lines

The term perpendicular was usually introduced to children in the upper primary years and indeed into secondary school, but it is now thought that it should be introduced in year 3. At this stage children just need to be able to recognise two lines which are perpendicular to each other and to make it easier […]

Posted by Peter on 10th October 2013

Year 6 resource of the week: factors

Understanding factors and multiples is something many children fail to grasp. Here we have a page on factors and how to find all the factors of a number. The process is fairly straightforward, but can be quite time consuming. A good knowledge of tables and division is also needed. So if children’s knowledge of tables […]

Posted by Peter on 7th October 2013

Roman numeral clock faces (2)

Our Roman numerals clock face worksheet has proved very popular so I thought I would post another similar page, but including quarter to and quarter past the hour times. I have also been asked why the clock face shows IIII for four o’clock rather than IV. In fact most Roman clockfaces do show the four […]

Posted by Peter on 3rd October 2013

Resource of the Week: Year 5 Number Challenge

I really like this challenge, partly because there is no, one right way to answer it and partly because it really makes children think. There are 10 digits, from zero to nine to be placed in the 10 boxes in such a way that the targets can be matched as closely as possible. The catch […]