Not only do the questions have to be answered, but explanations given. These pages really show how well children understand what they are doing.
More written explanations on which operation to use and whether the question should be done mentally or on paper.
Lots of questions, most of which can be done mentally. The important thing is to explain how they were tackled.
Not many problems on a page, but there is an awful lot within each question. Each is a mini investigation, which can be explored in depth.
Number patterns, remainders, number machines and much more in this mixed selection of problems.
More explanations needed for most of these problems, rather than the answers themselves. A good assessment of how well children understand maths.
Making rules for sequences is an early step towards understanding algebra, and an important part of Year 5 maths. More ‘How would you...?’ type questions as well.
Here are some problems written in words. Fairly straightforward as they require just one mathematical step to work out the answer
Some word problems that need at least two steps to find the answer. This makes them much harder, so careful thinking is needed.
5 pages of word problems, all involving money. Some are suitable for calculator work as they are specially written to make the process the most important factor: it is no use having a calculator if you don’t know what calculation to carry out!
More word problems; this time on measurement of length, mass and capacity. These really test children’s understanding of when to use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to solve a problem.
Time problems are especially tricky, especially when finding lengths of time that cross the hour boundary. A good knowledge of the number of days in each month is also needed.
Decide which operation is needed (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and whether a calculator, or pencil and paper are needed, or whether it can be done, ‘in your head’.
A great little investigation which has plenty of extension possibilities.
Investigate patterns made by placing consecutive numbers in a number square.
The fish are all called numbers. Can you work out their names by solving the clues?
A challenge connected to the date: 12.12.12.