Archives for "April, 2014"

Posted by Peter on 12th April 2014

Place value in the millions

Children are expected to work with even larger numbers in Year 5, including millions. Many will have difficulties in reading and writing such large numbers and will need a lot of help to appreciate the place value of each digit. The easiest way to read  large numbers is to think of them as blocks of […]

Posted by Peter on 16th February 2014

Subtraction in columns

It is suggested in the new Maths Programme of Study that children in Year 2 should get used to recording addition nand subtraction in columns, both to support place value and to prepare for formal written methods with larger numbers in later years. Here we have a subtraction worksheet laid out in columns. There is […]

Posted by Peter on 12th February 2014

Learning the ten times table in Year 2

Children are introduced to multiplication tables in Year 2 (6/7 yrs old) and should be fluent with the two times, five times and ten times tables by the end of the year. The ten times table is obviously the easiest to learn off by heart, but it can also be used to illustrate place value. […]

Posted by Peter on 31st January 2014

Counting in multiples of 6, 7, 8 and 9

A new target in the Maths Primary Framework for Year 4 is to count up in steps of 6, 7, and 9. This might sound easy and if the numbers are low there should not be a problem. However, counting up and down in steps of 6 or 7 starting from larger numbers can be […]

Posted by Peter on 21st January 2014

Five times table in Year 2

Learning the five times table has now been placed firmly in the Year 2 Programme of Study and will prove quite a challenge for many children who find counting up to 100 hard, let alone reciting the 5 times table. To make it even more of a challenge the table now has to be learned […]

Posted by Peter on 12th January 2014

Two times table up to 12

In the new Maths Programme of Study children will be taught to recall and use the two times table up to twelve times two. There are many ways that times tables can be learned, but the end product will be the same; children will know the facts off by heart and be able to answer […]

Posted by Peter on 9th January 2014

New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Statistics

Statistics is the latest term for what was called Handling Data. This no longer appears at all in the Year 1 statutory requirements, but is introduced in Year 2. The statutory requirements for Year 2 Statistics : Pupils should be taught to: •    interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables […]

Posted by Peter on 2nd January 2014

New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Geometry

Geometry replaces the old shape and space categories and is in two parts: a. properties of shapes             b. position and direction. The statutory requirements for Year 2 Geometry : Properties of shapes Pupils should be taught to: •    identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and symmetry in a […]