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Place Value Grids in Year 6

Place Value Grids in Year 6 Place value grids are proving to be extremely popular in primary schools, not least in Year 6 to help understand very large numbers. Our latest pages use these grids to help add 100,000, 10,000 and 1,000 to numbers in the millions as well as helping to read the numbers […]

KS2 Ratio in the SATs

KS2 Ratio in the SATs New this week are four sets of pages on ratio and proportion, based on questions found on last year’s reasoning papers. This is a subject that can be easily missed but the test writers like it and several questions crop up every year, so it is best to be really […]

KS2 Maths Booster Statistics questions

KS2 Maths Booster Statistics questions Children must not be put under undue pressure in the lead up to the KS2 Maths SATs, but it is important that their SATs results reflect their true ability. We’ve found the best way to assure this is by increasing confidence and reducing stress in the run up to the […]

KS2 Maths Booster Algebra

KS2 Maths Booster Algebra There appear to be an increasing number of algebra questions in the KS2 Maths SATs with two types of question being especially prevalent. The first is writing expressions. A problem is written in words and children are expected to choose the correct expression to match the problem. For example: Sam says, […]

Problem solving activities for Year 6

Year 6: Maths Rats holiday costs Working out the best deals for a holiday can be a tricky task and this is certainly true for our latest problem solving activities for Year 6. A variety of discounts and offers are available for trips to Llandudno, Snowdonia and Anglesey; but which are the best value for […]

KS2 SAT Booster: Measurement

KS2 SAT Booster: Measurement We continue to study past SAT Papers in detail and this week take a close look at measurement questions that have come up recently. There is often a relatively easy question, such as how many days are there in 3 consecutive months, but of course, this is only easy if the […]

KS2 Maths SATs Booster

KS2 Maths SATs Booster: calculating in the reasoning papers Whilst there is a separate Calculations Paper there are also many calculation questions in the other two Reasoning Papers, making calculating by far the most important part of the tests. It is just that the questions are designed differently and not set out in the standard […]

KS2 SATs Success with Geometry

KS2 SATs Success with Geometry/Shape The questions on the Maths SAT Reasoning Papers tend to be very similar from year to year, which means that, with practice, children can become confident answering the type of questions that they will meet. Shape/Geometry questions are extremely popular in the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers and we have just […]

Year 6 Fractions

Focus this week on Year 6 Fractions Some of the hardest Year 6 Maths can be found in the Fractions, Decimals and Percentages strand. Fortunately, we have an extensive range of resources to help with this and we have also just reorganised them to make finding exactly what you want easier and quicker. The resources […]

Number questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers

Focus this week: Number questions on the KS2 Maths Reasoning Papers Questions about number form an important part of the KS2 Reasoning Papers, with varying degrees of difficulty. There are always one or two questions taken from both the Year 4 and Year 5 Programme of Study, which should be easy marks to pick up. […]