Dots and Boxes.  A mental maths strategy game for KS2

Dots and Boxes. A mental maths strategy game for KS2

Here’s a mathematical variation of the classic game, “Orange Boxes”. A game for two players which is great for developing mental maths skills, adding several single digit numbers. RULES Each player needs a different colour crayon or felt tip. Take turns to joint two dots, vertically or horizontally. When you complete a single square (box), the box is yours. Colour it your colour. The players take turns but whenever a player makes a box they must move again. When all boxes have been made and coloured, each player adds up the numbers inside their boxes. The player with the highest total (not necessarily the most boxes) wins. Thanks for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
araine
Dice Targets.  A mental maths game

Dice Targets. A mental maths game

Children love this game. They play on a game board and have to throw dice to make target numbers. They have to colour a line of four on the grid to win the game. The game is great for developing mental maths skills and also requires tactical play to win the game, Suitable for KS2 at any level Supplied in pub and pdf format. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
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Calculating with fractions. An animated presentation.   Year 6 SATS revision

Calculating with fractions. An animated presentation. Year 6 SATS revision

This is an animated Powerpoint presentation which is designed for Year Six preparing for SATS. It offers simple clear animated reminders of most of the calculation methods they are likely to need on the arithmetic paper (Paper 1). Calculation methods featured on the presentation include: Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. The crossbow method is featured which I usually find children find the simplest to remember. Multiplying a pair of fractions together. Multiplying fractions by a whole number. Dividing fractions by a whole number. Multiplication and division of mixed numbers by a whole number, turning the mixed number into an improper fraction first. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.
araine
Adding and subtracting fractions.  Crossbow method.

Adding and subtracting fractions. Crossbow method.

This is a really easy method for adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. After years of teaching a more traditional method, I recently discovered this “Crossbow” method. My Year Six children love it and find it really easy. This is a very visual presentation which comprises of several slides demonstrating clearly and concisely this step by step method for both addition and subtraction of fractions. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.
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Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.   An animated  presentation

Multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. An animated presentation

This is a very visually clear demonstration of what happens when we multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Th e presentation uses a large full-screen place value board to three decimal places. Different questions are modeled with arrows showing the direction of movement when we multiply or divide. The digits are animated and slide to the left or right, the required number of spaces. I have used this very successfully with upper KS2 children. it could very easily be amended for use with younger children. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.
araine
Rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100.  A game for two players

Rounding numbers to nearest 10 and 100. A game for two players

My children love this game. It reinforces the concept of rounding numbers. Pupils are given a game board which is a grid with random 3 digit numbers. They throw a die three times to generate a 3-digit number. They can choose the order of the digits. They have to round the number to the nearest 10 or 100 depending on the particular game and colour the rounded number n the grid. . Players take turns with the winner being the first to colour a line of four. I have included game boards for rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. The resource is supplied as a WOrd Document aS well as a pdf. The beauty of this resource is that it could very easily be adapted to use larger or smaller numbers, A nice extension would be for children to choose the numbers to place in a blank grid. Which numbers would be best? Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I so hope you find them useful.
araine
Equivalent fractions decimals percentages

Equivalent fractions decimals percentages

This resource comprises of a Powerpoint and supporting two page activity sheets. The Powerpoint clearly demonstrates visually the equivalence of fractions decimals and percentages. It does so by representing a percentage as a corresponding decimals and fraction. a visual representation is then shown on a 100 grid. SEveral examples are given. The supporting worksheets ask pupils to roll two dice to generate a percentage which they then have to represent in a similar manner as the PowerPoint presentation. The worksheets are supplied as a pdf and also as a Publisher file to facilitate easy amendnent should you require. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. i do hope you find them useful.
araine
Percentage of a number.  An introduction

Percentage of a number. An introduction

This is a set of four activity sheets designed to familairise pupils visually with the concept of percentage meaning “out of 100”. The first sheet asks children to colour different percentages of a 100 grid and identify the percentage uncoloured. The next three sheets presents children with various sized grids and asks them to colour different percentages of that grid. The percentages represented are 50%, 25% and 10%. They then have to write a percentage fact to represent each colored grid. The activity sheets are in pdf format and also Microsoft Publisher to allow for easy formating and customisation. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope you find them useful.
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Comparing and ordering decimals numbers.  Up to 3 decimal places

Comparing and ordering decimals numbers. Up to 3 decimal places

This is a PowerPoint presentation which explains how to compare two decimal numbers (up to 3 decimal places). It does so by lining them up in a vertical column. It then progresses to ordering a set of decimal numbers. Zeroes are added to empty decimal places so that the numbers have the same number of digits, Thank you for your interest in my maths resources.
araine
Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

This is a two page activity sheet. Pupils are asked to plot points on different grids and join them. They form 2D shapes which the children have to identify. An extension task then asks them to draw their own shapes before identifying the coordinates Suitable for upper KS2. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources.
araine
Fraction of an amount

Fraction of an amount

This is a two page worksheet where pupils are asked to identify unit fractions of different amounts. They colour the required number of objects before writing the fraction fact. The second page shows how a fraction of a amount can be modelled using a bar. Pupils are then asked to draw their own bars to model different fractions. suitable for Key Stage 2. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources
araine
Multiplying fractions by whole numbers

Multiplying fractions by whole numbers

This is a PowerPoint presentation which explains how to multiply a fraction by a whole number. It is very visual and contains pictorial representations of the process involved. The presentation lead on to the short rule for calculating the answer and invites children to discuss why this rule works. Thank you for your interest in my resources This would be ideal for upper KS2.
araine
Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

This is a two page worksheet which asks children to plot a set of coordinates in four quadrants. They then have to name the 2D shape which they have created. There are also two blank grids where pupils have to make their own shapes and identify the coordinates. This could then be exchanged with a friend to draw the shape. Suitable for Upper KS2 or maybe lower KS3 Thank you for your interest in my maths resources
araine
Roman Numerals Maths

Roman Numerals Maths

This is a worksheet which focuses on Roman Numerals. It asks pupils to convert between Roman and English numbers. There are also additional tasks such as writing out a times table and answering a series of questions using Roman numerals (e.g. In which year were you born)? This worksheet is suitable for upper KS2 and would be useful for Year 5 children who need a knowledge of Roman Numerals for SATs. Thank you for your interest in my Maths resources. I do hope you find them useful Andrew
araine
Reading and interpreting timetables

Reading and interpreting timetables

This is a PowerPoint presentation on a theme of reading timetables. It is suitable for any Year group in KS2. The presentation shows children part of a railway timetable and asks them a variety of questions which require them to use and interpret the timetable. Clear on-screen annotations show how the timetables should be read. For Year 6 children, there are also some SATs style questions, again with annotated answers. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I hope you find them useful.
araine
Compass directions. Treasure maps project.

Compass directions. Treasure maps project.

This is a complete project which looks at compass directions but also brings in super great opportunities for artwork and being creative. Children are presented with a hand drawn treasure map that has recently been discovered. There are also several sets of directions which the children have to follow to locate each treasure. The 8 point compass is used. Children can also "bury" some treasure of their on on the map and write directions. Children are then given a blank parchment and have to design their own treasure map. This is where the creativity comes in! It might be worth showing them a few examples from the internet for ideas. They then have to "bury" their treasure at different locations and wrote instructions. they can then exchange with a friend and find each others treasure. great fun! This is useful for teaching/re-enforcing compass directions. It is also great for Year 6 after SATs and can quite easily last for several lessons. I do it every year and my children love it!
araine
Drawing and interpreting line graphs

Drawing and interpreting line graphs

There are two worksheets here which ask the pupils to firstly draw and then interpret line graphs. In both cases, data is given in the form of a table. The first worksheet gives pupils a template with axes drawn, and space for labels for each axis. The second worksheet asks pupils to draw their own without scaffolding. Pupils are asked to use their line graphs to devise their own questions to share with a friend. The resource is supplied in both pdf and Publisher format for easy editing and customization. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I hope you find them useful.
araine
Regular and irregular polygons

Regular and irregular polygons

This is a PowerPoint which looks at Regular and irregular polygons. It starts by explaining what a polygon is and then presents children with a variety of 2D shapes, asking them to decide which of them are polygons and also which are regular and irregular. Thank you for your interest in my maths resources. I do hope you find them useful.
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