100 Problem Timed Tests Posted

Tweet Well, the new school year has kicked off here and I’m leading a first and fifth grader this year through the math jungle. For my younger daughter, we’re starting back near the beginning of the material on the site. This’ll be a good opportunity for me to tune up and improve some of the worksheets [...] . . . → Read More: 100 Problem Timed Tests Posted

Year 6 maths worksheet: Estimating on a number line

Tweet This is the follow up maths worksheet to the earlier explanation on how to estimate on a number line up to 10 000. Most of the work on number lines in year 6 involve using decimals so this is a good chance to make sure that large whole numbers are understood. All answers are approximate but [...] . . . → Read More: Year 6 maths worksheet: Estimating on a number line

Is Algebra Waste of Time?

Tweet Algebra is one of the most significant subsections of maths that is often introduced to pupils in Jr. High. Many people find the concept of algebra a difficult one to understand. Algebra is one of the complicated subdivisions of mathematics that takes the student through a study of structure, relation and quantity. The Base Methods In algebra [...] . . . → Read More: Is Algebra Waste of Time?

030 TMD How to Use Math to Send Encrypted Messages

Tweet Learn what one-time pad encryption is, how it has been used throughout history, and how to use math to send your own encrypted messages. Questions go to mathdude@quickanddirtytips.com or 206-339-6279. Like what you hear? Help us out by writing a review at iTunes! Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 030 TMD How to Use Math to Send Encrypted Messages

100 Problem Timed Tests Added

Tweet Well, the new school year has kicked off here and I’m leading a first and fifth grader this year through the math jungle. For my younger daughter, we’re starting back near the beginning of the material on the site. This’ll be a good opportunity for me to tune up and improve some of the worksheets [...] . . . → Read More: 100 Problem Timed Tests Added

Worksheets for Reducing Fractions

Tweet A new collection of worksheets on reducing fractions has been posted. These sheets are at several levels of difficulty and include simple reductions and reducing improper fractions to mixed numbers in the lowest form. Answer keys show the reductions in the same style as the other fraction worksheets. I’m working on additional worksheets dealing with converting fractions to [...] . . . → Read More: Worksheets for Reducing Fractions

Maths worksheet: Divide decimals by 10 or 100

Tweet This is the second in our revision sheets for dividing decimals by 10 or 100, ‘in your head’. A good understanding of place value is needed for this as there is little to do apart from move the numbers to the right. One place to the right divides by 10. Two places to the right [...] . . . → Read More: Maths worksheet: Divide decimals by 10 or 100

Resource of the Week: Year 2 maths worksheet

Tweet This is the second page which looks in detail at a 1-100 number square and is excellent practice at understanding place value as well as counting. A small section of the whole number square, just 4 by 3 is taken and most of the numbers removed. The skill is in replacing the missing [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the Week: Year 2 maths worksheet

Year 3 maths worksheet: Make 5 sided shapes

Tweet By Year 3 children should be familiar with the names of 5 and 6 sided shapes: pentagons and hexagons. Usually these shapes are seen in a regular form and children do not always recognise them when they are irregular. This mini investigation will help with this. A geoboard is a great help. Schools already have [...] . . . → Read More: Year 3 maths worksheet: Make 5 sided shapes

Algebra – Studying for Real Life

Tweet What is Algebra? It is an area of mathematics that use alphabetic characters in place of numbers to derive results for a given situation. This abstraction is the very reason why most people find algebra scary and too difficult to handle and it is the same reasons why some students find it fun to play around [...] . . . → Read More: Algebra – Studying for Real Life