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Year 1 Reasoning

Year 1 Reasoning One of my favourite types of activity: using a selection of number cards to answer ‘How many ways can you make ….. ?’ style questions. An important part of this is for children to describe in their own words what they are doing, how they can be certain they are correct, or […]

Left handed maths

Left handed maths Did you know that about 10% of the population are left-handed? Some of the most famous people from history were left handed, including: Julius Caesar, Mozart, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Lord Baden-Powell and Albert Einstein. Many left-handed people will know that there is actually a left-handed shop that sells everything from fountain pens […]

Year 1 and 2: Bar Modelling

Year 1 and 2: Bar Modelling Bar modelling is a powerful visual method of helping children with their calculating. The term is used extensively in Singapore where children make excellent progress with Maths and is now being used more and more in this country. It is a pictorial approach to calculating, using visual models and […]

Reasoning in Year 1

Reasoning in Year 1: shopping and money Some of my favourite worksheets of recent times have just been published for Year 1. They provide rich problem solving activities for those who have mastered the basic addition and subtraction skills. The shopping and money worksheets are bright and colourful as well as having little writing, but […]

Year 1 Measurement: new resources

Year 1 Measurement: new resources If there is one area of the maths curriculum where plenty of practical opportunities are needed it is in Measurement. Children are expected to make a huge amount of progress with Measurement during Year 1. They begin by making simple comparisons, side by side with no counting, for example comparing […]

Year 1 reasoning in mathematics

Year 1 reasoning in mathematics Children who have an excellent understanding of number in the early years have a far better chance of becoming excellent mathematicians than those who don’t. Therefore, it is well worthwhile spending a lot of time on mastering key topics at this age, building confidence and a solid understanding. Future mathematical […]

More addition for Year 1 and Year 2

More addition for Year 1 and Year 2 Adding three one-digit numbers appears in the Year 2 programme of study, but there are many children who by the end of year 1 would enjoy the challenge of adding more than two small numbers together. We already have a couple of sets of pages but have […]

New worksheets for Year 1

We are constantly looking to improve our selection of worksheets in year 1, even though we already have over 2000 pages. This week we have added three more terrific sets of pages on counting and reading and writing numbers.

Year 1 addition

With over 170 pages of questions and answers our Year 1 Addition category is a really superb resource. It covers the Programme of Study as stated below: Pupils should be taught to: •    read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs •    represent and use number bonds and […]

Year 1 Money

Year  1 Money: supermarket shopping using notes Most money work in Year 1 is done using small coins, but we also have a great selection of notes, ranging from £5 to £50. They are a great way to help with counting in fives and tens but we have also just published a superb set of […]