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Year 6 Subtraction On-screen activities

Year 6 Subtraction On-screen Activities On-screen activities are superb for practising mental arithmetic skills and we have just published three new activities for Year 6:Mental skills form the basis for all methods of written subtraction, but more than this, even when working with large numbers it can be more efficient to use a mental method […]

Year 6: On-screen Addition Activities

Year 6: On-screen Addition ActivitiesOver the next few months we will be adding a considerable number of new on-screen activities for Years 5 and 6. These activities are superb as they each provide unlimited practice for one particular key skill; children can play the activities again and again until they master the skill, achieving full […]

Year 6 Subtraction

Year 6 SubtractionBy Year 6 children are expected to be able to deal with very large numbers including millions. We have two new sets of pages published this week. One deals with using the formal written method to subtract 7-digit numbers – squared paper is really useful for this. The second set looks at missing […]

Year 6 Place Value and Rounding

Year 6 Place Value and Rounding Once again we have used place value charts to help older children to understand larger numbers. This time we have looked at rounding very large numbers to the nearest 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000. This is our latest addition to our Year 6 Number and Place Value resources and, together […]

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 […]