# What’s New: Multiplication in any order

Brand new this week is a set of pages on multiplication for our Superbrains! A vital part of understanding the process of multiplication is to know that it can be done in any order. This is also true of addition, but not of subtraction or division. These pages explain that ‘2 lots of 3’ is […]

# What’s New: Ten Times Table

Here we have another in our series on multiplication and tables. This time we are looking at the ten times table. This is often thought of as the easiest table as the digits don’t change, but don’t get caught in the trap of telling your child that you ‘just add a nought’to multiply by ten. […]

# Resource of the Week: Maths Worksheets on Using an Abacus

Many people may think this is a thing of the past, but the abacus is a great way to show your child how tens and units work and it is still used extensively in China where their mathematical prowess is renowned. This is just one of a fantastic range of fun maths activities which will […]

# What’s New: Two, five and ten times tables

Practice makes perfect, and this set of multiplication pages gives loads of practice for the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. This is the first time we have introduced the idea of filling in a multiplication grid, multiplying the numbers across and down to fill in the grid. The first time children come across this they […]

# What’s New: Recognising halves

Halves are usually the first fraction which children come across and these four worksheets look at how to colour or divide shapes into half. They have been designed so that it can be seen that a shape can be divided in half in a number of different ways: the important mathematical concept is that each […]

# Resource of the Week: Maths Worksheets on Counting Down

Your child will quickly improve their understanding and ability to count down with these fun pages. The astronauts are getting ready for take off. Your child can help them count down from the numbers shown. This is just one of a fantastic range of fun maths activities which will quickly help your child become confident […]

# What’s New: Five times table

Once the two times table and ten times table have been learned the next easiest is probably the five times table. Practice first of all with counting up in fives, starting from zero. Then move on to saying the whole table in words. remember to say, ‘One five is five, two fives are ten’ etc […]

# News: Children should not start formal education until they are at least six.

Children should not start formal education (that’s sitting down to read, write do maths etc) until they are at least six. So says the devastating attack on our schooling by the largest study of Primary Education for 40 years. The Cambridge Primary Review, led by Professor Robin Alexander recommends putting us in line with the […]

# What’s New: Multiplication as repeated addition

One of the best ways of explaining multiplication is to think of it as repeated addition. So, a multiplication such as 4 x 3 is the same as adding 4 three times (4 + 4 + 4) or 3 lots of 4. Of course, 3 lots of 4 is the same as 4 lots of […]

# What’s New: Using the vocabulary of position

These four maths worksheets are all about learning the vocabulary of position, including on, above and under. Reception teachers will tell you that there are a good number of children who are not at all sure what these terms mean when they come into school, but I am sure that any parent who is looking […]