133 TMD How to Compare Fractions

Tweet Learn how to compare fractions and figure out which one is largest and smallest. SPONSOR: Try lynda.com free for 7 days by visiting lynda.com/math! Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 133 TMD How to Compare Fractions

132 TMD What Is the Lowest Common Denominator?

Tweet Learn how to find the lowest common denominator of two or more fractions. SPONSOR: Try GotoMeeting with HDFaces Today Free for 30 Days! Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 132 TMD What Is the Lowest Common Denominator?

131 TMD What Is the Least Common Multiple?

Tweet Learn how to find the least common multiple of two or more numbers. SPONSOR: Try lynda.com free for 7 days by visiting lynda.com/math! Listen to the math podcast here . . . → Read More: 131 TMD What Is the Least Common Multiple?

Resource of the Week: Christmas maths activities

Tweet It’s getting very close to Christmas now and with many activities going on in school why not try a little Christmas maths as well? This page is quite an open ended challenge as all the possible combinations of presents need to be found. There are four items with prices; a set of beads for ¬£2, [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the Week: Christmas maths activities

12.12.12 an interesting date

Tweet Those of you who have followed the site for some time will know that I enjoy the quirky dates which come up from time to time, and we have a really good one next week; on 12th December 2012 the date can be written as 12.12.12. On the 12th second of the 12th minute of [...] . . . → Read More: 12.12.12 an interesting date

Year 4 maths worksheet: suggesting suitable units to measure

Tweet By year 4 it is important that children have a good understanding of the units used to measure and what kind of unit would be sensible to estimate or measure length, mass or capacity. They should be able to respond to questions such as; ‘About how heavy is a tennis ball?’ or ‘Would you expect [...] . . . → Read More: Year 4 maths worksheet: suggesting suitable units to measure

Resource of the week: scalene triangles

Tweet This week we take another look at types of triangle. A lot of work is done on triangles in Primary Schools and by year 5 and 6 most children are familiar with the properties of right angled triangles, equilateral triangles and isosceles triangles. An equilateral triangle has all three sides equal and all three angles [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the week: scalene triangles

Year 2: estimating on a number line 0-10

Tweet By year 2 children will be beginning to understand the vocabulary of estimating, which includes other terms such as roughly, guess how many, about the same as, nearly, close to etc. This worksheet looks¬† at estimating a whole number on a number line from 0 to 10. Probably the best technique to use is to [...] . . . → Read More: Year 2: estimating on a number line 0-10

Resource of the Week: year 4 multiplication and addition

Tweet This week we are highlighting an important part of year 4 maths which looks at the order of operations. The rule is that multiplication should be worked out before the addition and in most of these questions that is fairly straightforward. However the questions towards the end are quite tricky. Let’s look at 70 + [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the Week: year 4 multiplication and addition

Year 6: solve problems involving money

Tweet By year 6 children should be able to read and understand problems written in prose that include some elements of real life involving money. They should be able to read the problem, understand the situation described, be able to see what processes are needed to solve it and then lay out working and answers clearly. [...] . . . → Read More: Year 6: solve problems involving money