086 TMD How to Convert Between Fahrenheit and Celsius

Tweet Learn how to easily convert temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius. SPONSOR: Use http://www.betterment.com/mathdude and receive a $25 account bonus! Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 086 TMD How to Convert Between Fahrenheit and Celsius

085 TMD How Are Check Digits Used in the Real World?

Tweet Learn how check digits are used to verify everything from the numbers on your credit cards to the UPC codes on the products you buy. Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 085 TMD How Are Check Digits Used in the Real World?

Christmas present buying worksheet

Tweet Here we have an open-ended page to keep up the Christmas theme for this week. More Christmas themed worksheets can be found at; http://pages.urbrainy.com/happy-christmas-2011 There are four items with prices; a set of beads for £2, a box of chocolates for £3, a bag for £5 and a bottle of perfume for £7. The task [...] . . . → Read More: Christmas present buying worksheet

Resource of the week: Christmas adding puzzle

Tweet Looking at my stats I can see that everyone is very busy with Christmas assemblies, shows, shopping, eating, drinking etc so I will shortly be joining you all and have a few days off. I will leave you with a little puzzle in case you have nothing better to do! Put the numbers 1, 2, [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the week: Christmas adding puzzle

Year 4 maths worksheet: Santa’s reindeer

Tweet More Christmas worksheets are available at:http://pages.urbrainy.com/happy-christmas-2011   We continue with our seasonal worksheets with some reindeer questions, probably best suited to children in Year 4 upwards. Everyone knows about Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer, but far fewer people know that there are eight others to go with him! Santa’s reindeer pull the sleigh for Santa and [...] . . . → Read More: Year 4 maths worksheet: Santa’s reindeer

Year 1 maths worksheet: Christmas halving

Tweet From time to time it’s nice to have a topical maths worksheet and here is one for year 1 at Christmas time. The ability to double and halve numbers quickly is a great strategy to have at your fingertips as it can help later with all sorts of calculations. Here we have a year 1 [...] . . . → Read More: Year 1 maths worksheet: Christmas halving

Calculator ban in Primary Schools

Tweet Primary school pupils could face a ban on using calculators according to Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister. Following a government study he has suggested that pupils should only be able to use calculators once they have mastered basic maths, including learning ‘times tables’. This announcement comes as a result of a government study which found [...] . . . → Read More: Calculator ban in Primary Schools

Top children’s reading books to help with maths

Tweet Over a period of time I have collected together a great selection of books suitable for young children to help them with counting and number skills. All these books are a great read in themselves, but they also all have a mathematical slant. They are rather hidden away within the Top Maths Books section and [...] . . . → Read More: Top children’s reading books to help with maths

KS2 Maths SAT question 25 from 2010 Paper A

Tweet Sarah had a bag of cherries…..Question 25 is one of those questions where you have to read it all carefully before starting and then proceed from the end, working backwards. Suggested method: The key to answering this question is to start at the end and work backwards. Amy got 2 cherries. Liam gave half of [...] . . . → Read More: KS2 Maths SAT question 25 from 2010 Paper A

Year 2 investigation: 3 dice totals

Tweet Dice are a great resource to help with addition and logical thinking. This investigation looks at how many different ways a total of 12 can be made with three dice. In fact this could be looked at in two different ways. If the dice were all different colours then there would be a great many [...] . . . → Read More: Year 2 investigation: 3 dice totals