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]]>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 are now using.

They can be found in our Year 2 Addition category but many similar activities can also be downloaded from the Reasoning/Problem Solving section.

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]]>Bar modelling is a very powerful strategy as it allows children to visualise maths concepts to solve problems. More and more teachers are using this approach. We have just published a new set of worksheets using bar modelling to help with understanding tens and ones.

Our second new set of worksheets for Year 2 is a more ‘open-ended’ look at finding 2-digit numbers using number cards.

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]]>Further worksheets on adding to make the next whole ten and finding pairs of numbers that make 20 have just been published in the Year 2 Addition category. It is important that children discover the most efficient strategy for mental addition and in both these cases counting on is the best to begin with, until children get to know off by heart the pairs of numbers that make ten. This knowledge makes these questions very easy. It is the move away from counting on to knowing, that constant practice will help to achieve.

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]]>Fractions can cause difficulties when children reach upper primary school, so it is vital that they get off to a good start, especially in Year 2 (6-7 years old). Plenty of practical work should be done using shapes and objects so that children understand what finding a half or a quarter of a quantity means.

Thirds are introduced in Year 2 now. This enables children to work with fractions other than halves and quarters at an earlier age. (Some children do so much work with halves that they think all fractions can be worked out by dividing by two!)

Three quarters is also introduced; this is the first time children come across a non-unit fraction (where the top number is more than one).

We have a great selection of fraction worksheets, including 4 new sets on halves and quarters, which will really encourage and help children master these concepts.

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]]>It’s back to school for the New Year and why not start with some really tricky problem solving activities suitable for Year 2, although older children may well find them hard too. The dice problems require methodical thinking whilst to solve the beads questions children may well need to get the correct number of beads/cubes etc and use practical methods to solve them. They are not easy! These are a part of our Reasoning/Problem Solving category which we have been working hard to develop and we are pleased to say are now a really useful set of resources.

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]]>Get your 2017 KS1 Maths SAT papers here for free download. This new style of test has only been running for a short time so there are not a lot of relevant papers available in order to gain a good insight on what might come up this year. However, we do have a fantastic range of resources for both the Arithmetic and Reasoning papers to help your child practise the style of question found on the papers.

Go to past KS1 Maths SAT papers

Go to KS1 Maths Sat Arithmetic Practice

Go to KS1 Maths Sat Reasoning Practice

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]]>Our Reasoning/Problem Solving categories are some of our most popular and we are continuing to develop more resources in all year groups. This week we have plenty of new sets of worksheets to help with Reasoning for Year 2. These include finding missing digits and signs in number sentences, solving word problems and understanding multiplication as repeated addition, including using arrays.

Go to Reasoning/Problem Solving in Year 2

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]]>Logical thinking, experimenting, working in a systematic way, recording accurately and checking that results are correct are all essential parts of mathematics. We have just published further great pages on Reasoning for Year 2 which will need all of the above skills to be answered successfully. We have one of the best collections of Reasoning activities for Year 2 that you can find anywhere. Why not take a look now?

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]]>Many schools are now trying a ‘mastery programme’ as used in Singapore and other parts of the Far East, to give children a deep understanding and fluency in the fundamentals of maths. Reasoning is an essential part of this.

Our very latest reasoning pages look at place value and how many different numbers can be made using counters in a place value grid, as well as practising reading and writing numbers to at least one hundred in numbers and words.

These pages really are not to be missed and we thoroughly recommend them.

Go to Year 2 Reasoning and Problem Solving

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]]>Bar modelling is proving a big hit in primary schools at the moment and I believe that the approach has much to commend it. Visual models give children a quick and easy way to grasp a concept without the complication of words. So, there is no reason not to use the approach with young children to tackle learning times tables. We have just produced three excellent sets of pages for Year 2 to help with the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. The bar models clearly show the relationship between, for example, 5 + 5 + 5 and 5 x 3 or 3 x 5.

Our Year 2 multiplication category is bursting full of great maths – at least 60 separate sets of worksheets in total to ensure that there is something for everyone.

Go to Year 2 Multiplication and Times Tables

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