Free work sheets - Going into Year 4(8 Posts)
Does anyone know of any free work sheets I can print off to help DD practise her maths? ie word problems for division etc.
I don't know free but we play games in the car such as '2,4,6,mmm,8,10' and they have to guess the missing number. We do it with short sequences though as mine are much younger 2-10, 10-20,20-30. We do twos, threes, fives and ten times tables.
The works usually have some workbooks around £1.99?
I think bbc bite size maths is free.
if you google something like maths worksheet you should get sites like twinkl, tes, education.com etc. which all have some element of free worksheets, in addition to paid for services.
These are two excellent sites for Numeracy, and Woodlands covers all curriculum subjects.
I always emphasize it is essential to UNDERSTAND numeracy procedures, and not just carry out instructions by rote.
Also, Maths should have a purpose, so see if you can find ways to use it in a real-life practical manner.
(I have information on 'number bonds' and learning tables, if you would like it.)
Sorry for delay - only just looked back:
Practical things are best for grasping number concepts - bricks, Lego, beads, counters, money, shapes, weights, measuring, cooking.
Do adding, taking away, multiplication (repeated addition), division (sharing), using REAL OBJECTS as just 'numbers' can be too abstract for some children.
Number Bonds of Ten forms the basis of much maths, so try to learn them. Using Lego or something similar, use a LOT of bricks (of just TWO colours, if you have enough) lay them out so the pattern can be seen of one colour INCREASING while the other colour DECREASES. Lay them down, or build up like steps.
ten of one colour none of other
nine of one colour one of other
eight of one colour two of other
seven of one colour three of other
then of course, the sides are equal at 5 and 5; after which the colours 'swap over' as to increasing/decreasing.
To learn TABLES, do them in groups that have a relationship, thus:
x2, x4, x8
x3, x6, x12
5 and 10 are easy
7 and 9 are rather harder.
Starting with TWO times TABLE, I always say: "Imagine the class is lining up in pairs; each child will have a partner, if there is an EVEN number in the class. If one child is left without a partner, then the number is ODD, because an odd one is left out."
Use Lego bricks again, lay them out in a column of 2 wide to learn 2x table. Go half way down the column, and move half the bricks up, so that now the column is 4 bricks wide. That gives the start of 4x table.
Then do similar things with 3x and 6x.
With 5x, try and count in 'fives', and notice the relationship with 'ten' - they will alternate, ending in 5 then 10.
It is important to try and UNDERSTAND the relationships between numbers, and not just learn them 'by rote'.
An inexpensive solar powered calculator (no battery to run out!) can help learn tables by 'repeated addition'. So: enter 2+2 and press = to give 4. KEEP PRESSING = and it should add on 2 each time, giving 2 times table.
There are good web sites, which can be fun to use :
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