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Year 3 Maths Number and Place Value Games

Year 3 Maths Number and Place Value Games Each game concentrates on one precise skill or concept. There are 8 questions to answer, followed by a printable answer sheet. Game 1: Counting in multiples of 100 Counting objects in multiples of 100, up to 1 000. Game 2: Reading place value grids Read the place […]

Year 2 Maths Number and Place Value Games

Year 2 Maths Number and Place Value Games Each game concentrates on one precise skill or concept. There are 6 questions to answer, followed by a printable answer sheet. Game 1: Counting to 20 Counting objects up to a total of 20. Game 2: Number lines to 20 Find the number shown by the arrow […]

Year 1 maths number and place value games

Fantastic news: we are delighted to announce the publication of our latest maths games written to complement the Year 1 Number and Place Value Programme of Study. Ideal for use with the ipad they also work just as well on PCs, providing clear, fun and precise challenges for children. Each game has the option to […]

Using calculators

Using calculators The calculator is a powerful tool and has an important part to play in school maths, even though it is frowned upon by the current curriculum writers. In the primary years the purpose of a calculator is not as a tool for getting a quick answer, as children are still learning the mental […]

Units or ones?

Units or ones? For many years children were taught about hundreds, tens and units (HTU) and our worksheets used this layout at the top of columns when adding or subtracting. However, in the latest Mathematics Programme of Study the term ‘ones’ is used in place of units. This has subsequently led to some debate about […]

Year 5 Weekly Programme

Year 5 Weekly Programme The next 6 weeks of the Year 5 Weekly Programme has been eagerly anticipated by those who are looking for a short package of material covering all the major topics for maths in Year 5, and now it is here! Week 19 takes a hard look at mental arithmetic and the […]

Real help for the KS1 SAT tests

Real help for the KS1 SAT tests We have had may requests over the last year for resources specifically aimed at helping children with the KS1 SATs. Last week we published the most recent KS1 SAT Papers themselves and this week we have produced the first set in a fantastic series of worksheets which give […]

Year 6 maths games with a calculator

Year 6 maths games with a calculator Getting children to use a calculator efficiently and accurately has been more or less dismissed by the latest curriculum, but we believe that it is vitally important that children know how and when to use a calculator rather than mental or written methods. Checking answers is one such. […]

Word lists for the programme of study, years 5-6

Word lists for the programme of study, years 5-6 We are pleased to announce that we have just completed the final two sets of activities for the year 5 to 6 words which are a statutory part of the English programme of study. There are some quite tricky words in these lists, such as rhythm […]

Year 6 past SAT papers

Year 6 past SAT papers One of the best ways to revise for the Year 6 SATs is to go through past papers. This familiarises children with both the layout and type of question. We have an excellent selection of past papers, with answers, and have just published last year’s (2014) test papers. All these […]