Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Week 4: Cancelling Fractions

Reinforce Linear Equations of type ax + b = c

Simplify/Cancel Fractions

Melvins Make a Match Game

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Week 3 - Simple Equations

KS2 SAT Questions, %, Interpret Pie Chart, 4 quadrants, cancelling
Simple Equations
Went well but reinforcement

Thursday, 16 July 2009


BODMAS Worksheet

Monday, 9 February 2009

Long Multiplication

This site on
Long Multiplication
goes through three ways traditional, Napier and my favourite - the grid method.

Week 2 FDP ( Fractions, Decimals, Percentages)

1.Compare fractions, decimals, percentages Match the pairs (fun way of finding/remembering equivalences)
2.Match decimals and % Match the pairs (Skillswise) - decimals and % only. Use this if 1 was too hard.
3. Compare Fractions and decimals Match the pairs (Skillswise) - fractions and decimals only. Use this if 1 was too hard.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Metric System

I think rhymes are a good way to remember things

King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate Milk

Base (Metre)

Think Metric - a good site to understand all aspects of the Metric System, with Examples

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Ratio, Proportion, Scale

There are usually 2 if not 3 questions on both Level 1 and Level 2 Numeracy papers; this is then a crucial skill.

1. Understand that ratios can be simplified in the same way as fractions.
2. Use ratios directly to find 'parts' in a drink, a mix of cement etc.
3. Use 'recipes' or 'menus' to convert amounts given for 4 people to 6, 8, etc.
4. To understand that the scale on a map is a ratio - to convert from the map to real life and backwards.

1. A worksheet showing how to cancel fractions will be given.

2. Ratio is given
A boy mixes a drink one part of squash to three parts of water. How much squash will he need for 2 litres of the drink?

a. Draw a bottle - label the two different components
You have
1 part of squash
3 parts of water
4 parts altogether

b. Find out what each part is worth
Divide 2 litres by 4
Change 2 litres into 2000 millilitres

c. The answer is 1 part is worth 2000/4 = 500ml

d. Draw in your diagram squash =500ml (1 part), water =1500ml (3 parts)

The Skillwise worksheets help.

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3. A menu is given
e.g. 200g of sugar is used in a recipe for 12 cakes. How much sugar will be needed for 60 cakes?

a. The ratio is 12:60 or 1:5 so multiply by 5
b. 5x200g = 100g
c. Convert to kg, so the answer is 1kg

4. A Scale on a map is given

e.g. A map has a ratio of 1cm = 5m. How will 12.5m be displayed on the map?

a. The ratio is 1:5 so divide by 5 (converting back)
b. 12.5/5 = 2.5
c. Write in the correct units 2.5cm
The OS has a good site

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


Averages - tests definitions of mean, median, mode, range with simple examples. Keep revisiting it to make sure you can remember which is which.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Skills For Level 1

This shows what you need for Level 1
These are good free maths-drills

Short Division worksheets, with answers Game suitable for Adults (5-10 minutes)
Using Decimals with answers
Multiplying by Decimals Skillswise Quiz
Dividing Decimals (on-line) but you'll need pen and Paper
Long multiplication and division Quiz
Ratio and proportion (with Answers) with Quiz on the same topic
Statistics range, median, mean, mode Skillswise Quiz

Volume of solid
Rounding and estimating
Negative numbers
Prime numbers, factors and multiples
Significant figures
Standard Form
Powers and standard index form