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Nouns with the suffix ‘er’ or ‘or’

Nouns with the suffix ‘er’ or ‘or’ When to add the suffix ‘er’ and when to add ‘or’ is a tricky question to answer. The suffixes ‘er’ and ‘or’ can be added to some verbs to make nouns that mean ‘a person or a thing that does something’. Unfortunately, there do not seem to be […]

Year 5: Sum of angles of a triangle

Year 5: Sum of angles of a triangle Many years ago, when I was at Grammar School (Year 7/8) I learnt that the angles of a triangle added up to 180 degrees. Expectations have changed since those days and now Year 5 children measure and draw given angles and calculate missing angles in triangles. To […]

Year 4: Money Problems

Year 4: Money Problems We continue our theme of ‘real life’ problem solving with two new sets of money worksheets for Year 4. These involve adding six amounts of money together to see how much a day’s shopping will cost. One is based around the beach and the other on garden centre products. These would […]

Year 2: ‘Real Life’ Problems

Year 2: ‘Real Life’ Problems We have just published two further sets of worksheets for Year 2 on word problems. The maths is quite easy but many children do find it difficult working out what maths needs to be done. This style of question fits in well with the new ‘mastery’ approach which many schools […]

Football World Cup Resources

Football World Cup Resources The 2018 World Cup starts in Russia on June 18th and what better way to interest children in maths than to use some of the fascinating facts about the competition. Whether it is rounding the populations of the competing countries, England’s World Cup record, capacity of the stadia or the possibility […]

Ratio in Year 6

Ratio in Year 6 Written problems involving ratio are a popular topic for the KS2 SATs so it is important that children get plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the type of question set. Key points to remember are that ratio compares part to part and like fractions they can be reduced to their […]

Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 New this week for Year 5 are some quick mental division tips. Dividing by ten can be done quickly and easily by moving each digit one place to the right. A decimal point may need to be put in if moving from ones to tenths. In a similar way, […]

Year 4: Finding Missing Values

Year 4: Finding Missing Values Would you like to introduce algebra in a fun, jolly way? If so, take a look at our latest Year 4 pages on finding the missing values. Different ‘ratty characters’ have values which need to be worked out by dividing and then combining with other values to find the final […]

Reasoning problems in Year 3

Reasoning problems in Year 3 We have more requests for word problems/real life problems than any other area of maths and we have been really concentrating on these over the last few months. Our latest sets for Year 3 challenge children to work out the costs of buying tickets, clothes etc. taking advantage of various […]

Year 5 Addition of decimals

Year 5 Addition of decimals The key to adding decimal fractions is to ensure that the decimal point lines up so that the tenths are in line, as well as the ones, tens etc. Using squared paper is also a great help with keeping each column in line. This type of question is very popular […]