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]]>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 value grids using hundreds, tens and ones.

Game 3: Using base 10 blocks

Writing numbers by reading the value of base 10 blocks.

Game 4: Using <, > and = signs

Using the <, > and = symbols to compare two place value grids.

Game 5: 100 more or less

Finding 100 more than or 100 less than 3-digit numbers.

Game 6: Making the largest 3-digit number

Finding the largest 3-digit number you can make with three digit cards.

Game 7: Using number lines

Find the number shown by the arrow on the number line.

Game 8: Completing the number track

Fill in the missing number on the number track: counting in whole hundreds or fifties.

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]]>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 on the number line.

Game 3: Number lines to 100

Find the number shown by the arrow on the number line.

Game 4: Using <, > and = signs

Using the <, > and = symbols to compare two place value grids.

Game 5: Reading place value grids

Read the place value grids using tens and ones.

Game 6: Using base 10 blocks

Writing numbers by reading the value of base 10 blocks: tens and ones only.

Game 7: Part-whole models

Find the missing numbers in the part-whole models.

Game 8: Completing the number track

Fill in the missing number on the number track: counting in 3s, 5s and 10s

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]]>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 print the answers recorded, making them an excellent assessment tool for quickly identifying children who have misconceptions or have grasped the concepts and need to move on.

If you are a parent with a child in Year 1 these games are an invaluable reinforcement of key concepts and can be used for just a few minutes in the evening.

All the games are just as valuable for those children who are following the Maths Mastery block planning programmes.

Year 1 Maths Number and Place Value Games:

Each game concentrates on one precise skill or concept. There are 5 questions to answer, followed by a printable answer sheet.

Game 1: Counting to 10

Counting single objects up to 10.

Game 2: Counting two types of object up to 10

Count two objects with totals up to 10.

Game 3: Estimating on a number line

Estimating numbers on a 0 to 10 number line.

Game 4: Completing the number track

Fill in the missing number on the number track: counting in ones.

Game 5: 1 more than

Finding 1 more than using single digit numbers.

Game 6: 1 less than

Finding 1 less than numbers up to 10.

Game 7: Using <, > and = signs

Using the <, > and = symbols to compare two numbers

Game 8: Part-whole models

Find the missing numbers in the part-whole models.

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]]>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 skills and written skills that they need for their whole lives, but it can provide a unique way to explore our number system, place value, fractions, percentages and much more.

If children are to use calculators then they need to learn how to use them efficiently; how to interpret the display, how to use the memory, how to make a sensible estimate of the answer etc.

Our calculator tables games are a great way to practice knowledge of times tables whilst playing a game of strategy. Great for the summer holidays!

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]]>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 how columns are labelled where it is impossible to write the whole word above a column. H for hundreds, T for tens and U for units was the old method, but to replace U with an O (for ones) does not work as it is too close to a zero. The consensus now seems to be to label them 100s, 10s and 1s.

We have changed many of our worksheets to reflect this change in terminology and will continue to update them as necessary.

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]]>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 skills needed to ensure fast mental and written calculations, including multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000, mentally adding three small numbers and dividing mentally.

Week 20 still has plenty of mental work but also takes a look at Geometry, including perimeter, parallel lines and making shapes from nets.

Fractions is the theme for Week 21, with buy ambien fast equivalent fractions, decimal fractions, mixed numbers and multiplying with decimals just some of the subjects covered.

This is continued into Weeks 22 and 23, with more work on adding and subtracting fractions as well as converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. Money and finding the area of rectangles are also included.

Week 24 has a wide range of topics, including rounding, tests of divisibility, time and addition.

There is a considerable amount of work covered in each week, as well as the mental arithmetic questions and with the constraints of time you may well have to carefully pick and choose from these resources.

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]]>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 much more practice at the types of question found on the test papers. We begin by looking at simple cheap ambien 10mg missing number problems and addition and subtraction facts to 20 as found on the Arithmetic Paper.

There are not many questions on each page as we have tried to keep to the same style of layout as the test papers, so by the time children take the test it should all look very familiar.

We will be publishing many more in the coming weeks so keep an eye open.

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]]>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. We have just published six maths games where a calculator can be used to help find the correct answers, but more is needed from the child in order to be successful. One of the activities is to find ambien online best price three consecutive numbers that make a total.

e.g. find three consecutive numbers which add up to 2253.

This could be done successfully using ‘trial and improvement’ methods but it can also be done by dividing the number by three which would give the middle number of three consecutive numbers! In this case 2253 ÷ 3 = 751, so the three consecutive numbers are 750, 751 and 752. Easy!

These are great to play on a rainy summer’s day!

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]]>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 and symbol, together with some quite easy ones such as suggest and stomach.

We now have sets of worksheets for all 100 words in the statutory list, including activities such as anagrams, crosswords, word searches etc, all aimed at introducing children to the words. Together order ambien on line with with these we have the more formal Look Say, Cover, Write, Check pages, checking meanings with a dictionary and writing sentences using the words.

This is not the last time we will meet these words as we have further activities planned for the future, but it is a great place to start familiarising children with the set words. Remember these words need to be learned and understood by the time SATs come around in Year 6 next year, so there is no need to rush into them.

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]]>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 are free to everyone.

There is an important change in these as they no longer have a calculator paper. This year’s tests will be similar, but there are considerable changes again in the pipeline for 2016 when the SAT papers will reflect the new curriculum.

Don’t forget, as well as past papers we also have some excellent SAT style pages on Fractions, percentages, scale, proportion, co-ordinates and measures.

Take a look at the 2014 test papers.

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