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]]>We have spent a considerable amount of time analysing past Arithmetic Papers and it is apparent that certain types of questions keep re-appearing. The questions found on our practice worksheets are all relevant and in the style of the Arithmetic Paper itself. They give children the opportunity to consolidate and raise their level of achievement. We would thoroughly recommend anyone who has a child taking the tests next summer to use these sheets both as revision and spotting gaps in learning.

The questions have been organised into Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions and Other to make it as easy as possible to find just what you are looking for.

Go to KS2 Maths Booster Arithmetic Paper Practice

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]]>Place value grids are great for helping children understand the value of digits and writing larger numbers correctly. Our latest set of pages require looking at 5-digit numbers displayed on a place value grid and writing the amounts shown in words and figures. Once this has been done there are some quite tricky word problems to work out. These provide an excellent variation on the usual word problem exercises and are well worth a look.

Go to Year 5 Number and Place Value

The above format has been repeated for Year 6 with 7-digit numbers, including millions. There is also some further work on finding all the possible combinations of numbers shown on the grid. Great fun!

Go to Year 6 Number and Place Value

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]]>Since the SATs were changed a couple of years ago we have been steadily increasing our booster support materials based on the types of questions found in each year’s papers. Our most recent publication is on a very popular subject: reading tables which include negative numbers. Key to this is to find the difference between two negative numbers, but also to find the difference between a negative number and positive number. This is often done with temperature. For example: find the difference in temperature between York at -2 degrees and Brighton at 6 degrees.

If children are familiar with this type of question then it is an easy mark or two to pick up in no time at all, leaving plenty of time for harder questions that come later in the paper.

Our Booster worksheets are now a tremendous resource and probably the best available anywhere. If you have children taking SATs in Year 6 next summer then we would highly recommend having a look.

Go to KS2 Maths SATs Booster Number and Counting

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]]>The SAT writers love large numbers and the numbers seem to be getting bigger every year. A recent favourite has been to ask questions around the million mark. A typical example might be:

‘Write the number that is ten thousand more than one million.’

Perhaps not as easy as it sounds and to reach the very best scores possible children need a firm understanding of numbers around the million mark.

To help, we have a great new set of pages in our KS2 Booster section on just this, but don’t forget that we also have a huge range of number resources in our Year 5 and 6 categories which really ensure that children will have success with writing large numbers.

Go to KS2 Maths SATs Booster: Reasoning: Number and Counting

Go to Year 5 Number and Place Value

Go to Year 6 Number and Place Value

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]]>Writing large numbers in words and figures is a popular topic for the KS2 Maths Reasoning papers. Some questions will cover the Year 5 Programme of Study, using numbers in the hundreds of thousands, such as writing 120, 345 in words. Others are in the Year 6 Programme, using numbers in the millions. These are not easy and it is important that children see numbers written with commas to separate the columns e.g. 1,234,567 as this is how they are written in the tests. We have just published 3 great sets of pages in our Booster resources to cover this.

Go to KS2 Maths Booster: Number

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]]>Something new this week for Year 6: number pyramids. The number in each box is the product of the two numbers below it. Some of the numbers are missing. This involves division as much as multiplication and is a fun way to practise these two skills. It is important that children understand the term ‘product’ in maths (the result of multiplying, not adding) and I would not be surprised if something similar came up in this year’s SAT Papers.

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]]>Written problems involving ratio are a popular topic for the KS2 SATs so it is important that children get plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the type of question set. Key points to remember are that ratio compares part to part and like fractions they can be reduced to their simplest terms. e.g. a ratio of 6 to 18 means 6 for every 18 and can be reduced to 1 to 3 or 1 : 3.

Try our great Year 6 resources on ratio and proportion.

Go to Year 6 Ratio and Proportion

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]]>It is getting very close to this year’s KS2 SATs for Year 6 children but a little last-minute work can make quite a difference to overall marks. Why not take a quick look at our latest algebra pages, very similar to those found on previous papers and certainly some of the harder questions children could come across in the tests.

Go to KS2 Maths SAT Booster: Reasoning: Algebra

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]]>We are approaching one of the most important periods of time in school for children who are reaching the end of Key Stage 2. The KS2 Maths tests will be in May and now consist of three papers. The first paper is all about calculating, whilst papers 2 and 3 involve a much wider range of questions covering all aspects of maths. They are known as the reasoning papers. If you are unsure about what these papers look like then they can be downloaded completely free from the site. Answers and mark schemes are also available.

Go to Past KS2 Maths SATs Papers

If you feel that a little more practice is needed in certain areas, we have a superb collection of ‘Booster’ resources covering the types of question found on the papers

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]]>Problems involving money also come up on a regular basis in the KS2 Maths SATs, usually in the form of word problems which require two calculations to reach the correct answer.

Frequently a section of square paper is given for children to work out the answer and a mark may be given for correct order ambien cheap method even if the working out has a mistake in it; so it is important to tell children to show all their working out.

Money has been included as part of the Measurement Programme of Study.

Go to KS2 Maths Booster: Reasoning: Measurement

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