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Mental arithmetic questions

Published today are our latest sets of mental arithmetic questions for Years 4, 5 and 6. The Year 4 questions concentrate on time, angle, addition and subtraction. The first two questions are working out days of the week, which is usually done by ‘counting on’. The second question is harder as it needs a knowledge […]

Quick mental division for year 4

Another couple of snappy pages to give children practice with mental division. The first six questions are all answered by saying whether the number statements are true or false. Whilst addition and multiplication can be done in any order, this is not true of division. Many teachers argue that children should know the division facts […]

Mental Arithmetic for Year 4, 5 and 6

Measurement and time provide the focus for the Year 4 mental arithmetic this week. Questions such as, ‘What time is 45 minutes after 8.30?’ can be answered in several different ways, all of which are correct. They include 9:15, a quarter past 9 and 15 minutes past 9. The measurement questions test knowledge of the […]

Mental arithmetic questions for years 4, 5 and 6

This week’s mental arithmetic questions for Year 4 include two tricky terms which many children do not know. Firstly, the term quotient, which can be thought of as the answer to a division question, or the number obtained by dividing one number by another. So, in 15 divided by 3 equals 5, the quotient is […]

Mental Arithmetic for Years 4, 5 and 6: Sets 39 and 40

Two more sets of 10 mental arithmetic questions for each of the Year 4, 5 and 6 age groups. The year 4 questions start by looking at time, testing children’s knowledge of how many seconds there are in a minute, how many days in a week or month and how many months in a year. […]

Mental Arithmetic for Years 4, 5 and 6: Sets 37 and 38

We continue to roll out our programme of mental arithmetic questions for years 4, 5 and 6 with the latest two sets of questions. The Year 4 questions are rather a mixed bag, including questions on rounding, odd and even and addition. There are also two questions using the term ‘product. Remember a product can […]

Mental arithmetic for years 4, 5 and 6: Sets 35 and 36

We have just published our most recent set of mental arithmetic pages for children in Years 4, 5 and 6. The Year 4 questions cover a wide variety of topics, including quotients, doubling and money. The term quotient is one that is not heard very often, but it is part of the expected vocabulary for […]

More mental arithmetic for years 4, 5 and 6

This week’s mental arithmetic questions for years 4, 5 and 6 are now up and running! These pages can be used in lots of different ways, both with individual children or whole classes. If only reading the questions out make sure that they are repeated at least twice. The numbers could be written on a […]

Years 4, 5 and 6 mental arithmetic: sets 29 and 30

It’s time for another set of mental arithmetic questions for years 4, 5 and 6. Number sequences and fractions top the bill in the year 4 questions.  Children will need to listen carefully as the numbers are called out, quickly work out what the pattern is (eg add 3) and then work out what the […]

Mental arithmetic for years 4, 5 and 6: sets 27 and 28

Here are our next sets of mental arithmetic questions for years 4, 5 and 6. Each set has ten questions and we publish two per week for each year. The year 4 questions concentrate on money and measurement and there are also a couple of negative number problems. Some children do find difficulties with negative […]