Number Skills Four

This resource contains practise of number skills developed in the books Peak Four.

[b]Using small numbers[/b] practises basic operations using single and two digit numbers.

[b]Quick thinking[/b] requires students to perform a number tasks in their head. For example, deciding what number a decimal or fraction needs to be multiplied by to give an answer of one.

[b]Number operations[/b] covers adding, subtracting and multiplying three numbers including whole numbers and decimals in context, subtracting two digit numbers and three digit numbers and solving problems given in word form.

[b]Using brackets [/b]requires students to use BODMAS to solve problems involving brackets and insert brackets into mathematical statements in the correct place to satisfy certain criteria.

[b]Looking at fractions[/b] asks students to compare fractions with decimals, find a fraction of a quantity, compare and add mixed numbers, convert fractions to decimals to percentages and write fractions in order of size.

[b]Looking at decimals[/b] looks at place value, multiplying and dividing decimals, putting decimals in order of size and finding the number half way between two others.

[b]Missing numbers[/b] contains a variety of examples where students have to fill in the missing numbers.

[b]Special numbers [/b]looks at prime numbers, palindromic numbers, triangle numbers, square numbers and consecutive numbers.

[b]Puzzles[/b] contains two number puzzles.

[b]Working with measures[/b] requires students to find the smallest cost to pave a patio, calculate the best value for money and calculate volume.

[b]Handling data[/b] covers interpreting graphs and reading data from a table.

[b]Percentages[/b] covers calculating a percentage of an amount, reducing an amount by a percentage and increasing by a percentage.

[b]Estimation and approximation[/b] - estimating answers to multiplication, addition and subtraction calculations before finding the exact amount.

This resource was published by Stanley Thornes.

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