101 TMD How to Look for Patterns in Numbers

Tweet Learn how to find patterns in sequences of numbers. Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 101 TMD How to Look for Patterns in Numbers

Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 49 and 50

Tweet We begin the summer term’s mental arithmetic papers for year 3 with a reasonably easy set of questions. The first two questions look at writing numbers in figures. e.g. ‘write in figures: four hundred and nine. ‘ Most children should be able to do this but watch out for those who are unsure about place [...] . . . → Read More: Year 3 mental arithmetic: sets 49 and 50

Key Stage 2 Maths SAT practice: graphs (4)

Tweet This worksheet is another in our series on the types of questions that come up on the SAT papers. It is another on graphs, but quite a lot harder. The first part of the worksheet looks at a line graph showing temperatures in a kitchen over a 12 hour period.A key difference between this and [...] . . . → Read More: Key Stage 2 Maths SAT practice: graphs (4)

Year 6 SATs practice: graphs (3)

Tweet Here is the next in our mini series of maths worksheets looking at the types of questions involving graphs that come up in the SAT papers. The first part of the worksheet looks at interpreting a tally chart. Children should have had plenty of practice with making and interpreting tally charts from year 2/3 onwards [...] . . . → Read More: Year 6 SATs practice: graphs (3)

Year 6 SATs practice: Graphs (1 and 2)

Tweet It is not too long now before the latest round of Year 6 SATs comes so I thought I would put a week aside to provide worksheets to help with this. Today I have published a page which looks at the type of question which comes up on interpreting bar charts. A bar chart shows [...] . . . → Read More: Year 6 SATs practice: Graphs (1 and 2)

100 TMD Why Math Isn’t an Awful Nerd, Part 1

Tweet Learn how to have fun with math by solving math puzzles and find out why math is definitely not an awful nerd. Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 100 TMD Why Math Isn’t an Awful Nerd, Part 1

Maths worksheet: Multiplying by 2, 3, 5 and 10

Tweet Here is a straightforward maths worksheet which looks at multiplying by 2, 3, 5 and 10. Probably this page can be best used as an assessment page to see just how well these tables have been learned. They are the first four tables to be learnt and only the three times tables should cause much [...] . . . → Read More: Maths worksheet: Multiplying by 2, 3, 5 and 10

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

099 TMD How to Estimate Pi with Monte Carlo Methods, Part 2

Tweet Learn about an amazing math technique called a Monte Carlo method and find out how you can use it to estimate the value of pi. SPONSOR: http://stitcher.com/math. Use the code MATH to be entered to win $1000. Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 099 TMD How to Estimate Pi with Monte Carlo Methods, Part 2

098 TMD How to Estimate Pi with Monte Carlo Methods, Part 1

Tweet Learn about an amazing math technique called a Monte Carlo method and find out how you can use it to estimate the value of pi. SPONSOR: Use http://www.betterment.com/mathdude and receive a $25 account bonus! Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 098 TMD How to Estimate Pi with Monte Carlo Methods, Part 1