154 TMD Why Is Algebra Useful?

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153 TMD How To Solve Equations (Part 1)

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152 TMD What Are Equations?

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Targets for Year 1

Tweet To be able to successfully help your child with maths at home it is important to have a good idea of what is expected in school. This is a list of the targets expected of children by the end of Year 1 and most teachers will be planing their work around these. Of course this [...] . . . → Read More: Targets for Year 1

Subtracting from whole thousands

Tweet Sometimes it is much easier to carry out a calculation mentally (in your head) than to use the standard written method. This page of questions illustrates this perfectly. It looks at taking a one-digit number away from a multiple of a thousand. if this was written down on paper it would involve considerable amounts of [...] . . . → Read More: Subtracting from whole thousands

Calculator game: 9x table

Tweet It is important that children become familiar with calculators as they will be using them more and more as they progress through High School. There are many skills to learn and in this activity it is certainly a great help to be able to work out mentally division calculations. as the calculator will only confirm [...] . . . → Read More: Calculator game: 9x table

Year 4 maths worksheet: decimal fractions and tenths

Tweet Some children do not realise that a fraction such as 2/10 can also be written as a decimal i.e. 0.2. In one sentence we have two of the major sticking points in maths, but here we have a maths worksheet which neatly combines the two, showing the equivalence between fractions and decimal fractions. One way [...] . . . → Read More: Year 4 maths worksheet: decimal fractions and tenths

Resource of the Week: short division of decimals

Tweet This week I would like to look at a page of practice on using the short method of division of decimals. The numbers being divided are just units and tenths which helps with getting the method correct. There are arguments for and against putting the decimal point in before you start, or leaving it until [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the Week: short division of decimals

Year 3 Maths: Find the missing numbers

Tweet What looks like a very simple worksheet is actually rather tricky. There are six statements about pairs of numbers, along the lines of: Find a pair of numbers with a sum of 8 and a product of 15. Firstly, children need to know that the sum of two numbers is found by adding up. Secondly, [...] . . . → Read More: Year 3 Maths: Find the missing numbers

Resource of the Week: know number facts in year 2

Tweet A lot is expected of children in Year 2, especially what they should know off by heart when calculating. By the end of the year they should: •    know all addition facts for two numbers up to a total of 10.      (eg 4 + 5.) •    be able to derive subtraction facts for numbers up [...] . . . → Read More: Resource of the Week: know number facts in year 2