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Maths help for parents of children aged 5 to 11Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:34:54 +0000en-UShourly1Place value in the millions
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/04/12/place-value-in-the-millions/#respondSat, 12 Apr 2014 16:33:59 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12881Children are expected to work with even larger numbers in Year 5, including millions. Many will have difficulties in reading and writing such large numbers and will need a lot of help to appreciate the place value of each digit. The easiest way to read large numbers is to think of them as blocks of […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/pzwEpZKIhT4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/04/12/place-value-in-the-millions/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/04/12/place-value-in-the-millions/Subtraction in columns
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/02/16/subtraction-in-columns/#commentsSun, 16 Feb 2014 04:00:42 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12871It is suggested in the new Maths Programme of Study that children in Year 2 should get used to recording addition nand subtraction in columns, both to support place value and to prepare for formal written methods with larger numbers in later years. Here we have a subtraction worksheet laid out in columns. There is […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/4zwd4J5aRxc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/02/16/subtraction-in-columns/feed/1http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/02/16/subtraction-in-columns/Learning the ten times table in Year 2
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/02/12/learning-the-ten-times-table-in-year-2/#respondWed, 12 Feb 2014 14:00:17 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12852Children are introduced to multiplication tables in Year 2 (6/7 yrs old) and should be fluent with the two times, five times and ten times tables by the end of the year. The ten times table is obviously the easiest to learn off by heart, but it can also be used to illustrate place value. […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/d8rEuTSM6U8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/02/12/learning-the-ten-times-table-in-year-2/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/02/12/learning-the-ten-times-table-in-year-2/Counting in multiples of 6, 7, 8 and 9
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/31/counting-in-multiples-of-6-7-8-and-9/#respondFri, 31 Jan 2014 04:00:09 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12861A new target in the Maths Primary Framework for Year 4 is to count up in steps of 6, 7, and 9. This might sound easy and if the numbers are low there should not be a problem. However, counting up and down in steps of 6 or 7 starting from larger numbers can be […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/RP3k22imZ9I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/31/counting-in-multiples-of-6-7-8-and-9/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/31/counting-in-multiples-of-6-7-8-and-9/Five times table in Year 2
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/21/five-times-table-in-year-2/#respondTue, 21 Jan 2014 04:00:07 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12843Learning the five times table has now been placed firmly in the Year 2 Programme of Study and will prove quite a challenge for many children who find counting up to 100 hard, let alone reciting the 5 times table. To make it even more of a challenge the table now has to be learned […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/owvkfdI1nXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/21/five-times-table-in-year-2/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/21/five-times-table-in-year-2/Two times table up to 12
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/12/two-times-table-up-to-12/#respondSun, 12 Jan 2014 04:00:58 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12832In the new Maths Programme of Study children will be taught to recall and use the two times table up to twelve times two. There are many ways that times tables can be learned, but the end product will be the same; children will know the facts off by heart and be able to answer […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/S6ysm6gufGA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/12/two-times-table-up-to-12/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/12/two-times-table-up-to-12/New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Statistics
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/09/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-statistics/#respondThu, 09 Jan 2014 04:00:30 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12806Statistics is the latest term for what was called Handling Data. This no longer appears at all in the Year 1 statutory requirements, but is introduced in Year 2. The statutory requirements for Year 2 Statistics : Pupils should be taught to: • interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/LDowltkxIMA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/09/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-statistics/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2014/01/09/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-statistics/New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Geometry
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2013/12/28/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-measurement/#respondSat, 28 Dec 2013 04:00:21 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12803The statutory requirements for Year 2 Measurement : Pupils should be taught to: • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/XLOCXjMLliw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2013/12/28/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-measurement/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2013/12/28/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-measurement/New Maths Curriculum: Year 2 Fractions
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http://mathsblog.co.uk/2013/12/19/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-fractions/#respondThu, 19 Dec 2013 04:00:55 +0000http://mathsblog.co.uk/?p=12796Fractions are seen as a completely separate area now, rather than being within Number or Division and Fractions. The statutory requirements for Year 2 Fractions : Pupils should be taught to: • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity • write simple […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/maths-blog/~4/cN3LIssQSYA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://mathsblog.co.uk/2013/12/19/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-fractions/feed/0http://mathsblog.co.uk/2013/12/19/new-maths-curriculum-year-2-fractions/