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Hands up or down?

In the classroom there seem to be two types of child: one type that always has a hand up to answer a question; and the other type that avoids eye contact and doesn’t answer out loud. Which type is your child? For teachers, it is much easier for the lesson to flow if she keeps […]

Fascinating dates!

Coming up tomorrow is another of those fascinating dates that mathematicians love. No, not the kind of date you have with your boy/girl friend, but the date, date type. At the sixth second of the seventh minute of the eighth hour of October 2010 the date will be: or it can be written as […]

URBrainy Site Changes

We have some exciting changes coming very soon to the URBrainy site. We have been working hard to make the site even easier to use and more useful. New users to the site will be able to get a free trial with a number or print credits allowing them to sample the worksheets that they […]

What are Dyscalculia and Dyslexia?

Dyscalculia and Dyslexia! Two tricky words to spell, but they could be part of the reason why your child has turned off maths, even at an early age. Sometimes the problems our children have with maths seem almost inexplicable and it can be very  frustrating as an adult trying to help a child who just […]

Year 1 weekly resources: Time, money, addition and subtraction

Here is the very latest collection of printable resources to match the Primary Framework Year 1, Block D, Unit 3 plans. It’s time to learn the order of months of the year. Children will be quite knowledgeable about some months, such as their birthday month but not so confident with others. We have some great […]

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Got an iPhone? Get our new multiplication game

Get our fantastic new iPhone app. Practice your tables and get really fast with this great app. Practice any table from 1 to 12 Challenge yourself to see how many correct answers you can get See if you can beat your highscore! The app is available in the app store now.

Resource Browser Update

We have been working hard to make the resource browser more user friendly. This latest update adds bigger previews of the worksheets while you are browsing and also tells you the number of pages included. Please try it out and tell us what you think, just email us at:

What is expected in Year 1?

Whilst we are all aware that children learn at different rates, there are, nevertheless guidelines as to what maths children should be expected to do at different ages. These guidelines are part of the Primary Framework for Mathematics. The list can prove cheap ambien pharmacy useful in seeing how well your child is doing and […]

How do you say 2010?

How are you saying the new year 2010? There seems to be some debate about this. Some are saying ‘two thousand and ten’ whilst others are saying ‘twenty ten’. ‘Twenty ten’ is similar to the last century when we said dates such as 1990 as ‘nineteen ninety’ but few people used this way during the […]

Coming Soon: Our Great Farmyard Multiplication Game!

It may have been quiet on the site recently, but that is because we have all been far too busy playing our latest Multiplication game, seeing who can get the best scores for each animal! (Well, we have also been testing to make sure it all works properly!) Set in a farmyard there are five […]