# Mental arithmetic for Years 4, 5 and 6

The final sets of mental arithmetic for this term have now been published, with two more sets for each of years 4, 5 and 6. Year 4 looks at doubling, multiplication and shapes. Doubling twice can be an effective way of multiplying larger numbers by 4 ‘in your head’. There are also several questions which […]

# Mental arithmetic for Years 4, 5 and 6

The most recent sets of mental arithmetic questions have now been published for years 4, 5 and 6. For year 4 it is very much about multiplication and division, including some of the easier rules of divisibility eg a number is divisible by five if the units are five or zero. The year 5 sets […]

# Standard written method for subtraction

One of the hardest things that children have to learn is to be able to carry out a written subtraction in the standard form. One of the main problems for children is the adjustment from tens to units, or hundreds to tens and when to do it. Our great subtraction activities help with this by […]

# Year 5 maths activities: Addition games

The expectations for children using mental arithmetic are very high in Years 5 and 6. In fact, by the end of year 6 they match most of what would be expected in High School or as an adult. In order to reach these high targets a great deal of practice needs to be put in […]

# Mental arithmetic for Years 4, 5 and 6

Tricky question for you today! How would you do 15 x 8 in your head? Think carefully of the process you went through to find the answer. One way is to double 15 to make 30 and then multiply 30 by 4 to make 120. Or I could multiply 8 by 10 to get 80 […]

# Completing multiplication number sentences

This set of maths worksheets is suitable for Year 5 children who have a good knowledge of the times tables and can manipulate numbers ‘in their heads’. It is worth pointing out thatÂ  It is surprising the number of different strategies we use to calculate mentally. The same type of question can be processed several […]

# Year 5: Written subtraction with zeros.

A particular type of subtraction question seems to cause more problems than almost any other kind, and that is where a ten needs to be ‘borrowed’ from the tens column but there is a zero in the tens. In this case the adjustment needs to be done from the hundreds to the tens and then […]

# Year 5 In Out function machines

This week we have published a tricky set of worksheets suitable for Year 5. A rule is given, such as ‘Add 26’ and a table below the rule has to be completed. There are two columns in the table, IN and OUT. The calculation required depends on which part of the table is missing. This […]

# Year 5 Multiplication and division hops

Here is a nice little set of multiplication and division worksheets. For each question there are two coloured arrows; one a multiplication (red) and one a division (yellow). One number has been put into the sequence and all the other numbers have to be worked out following the arrows. This is both good tables practice, […]

# Year 5 Maths Worksheets

We have now launched a superb set of maths worksheets for Year 5 children, covering all aspects of maths at this age (9/10 yrs old). As there is so much to cover in this year group we have divided them up into categories and there is a brief summary of each category below: Counting and […]