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Year 5 Maths Homework
For many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school. For this reason, Hamilton have put a great deal of effort into writing suitable, fun and home-friendly activities for children and parents to share together. Children will benefit and so will parents and teachers!
The activities rehearse core numeracy skills that you may wish children to practise or keep on the boil. Read our maths homework blog for more advice about using them.
Practise adding single digit numbers at speed in their heads by playing a simple game using barcodes.
Use simple facts about time to answer more complex questions, for example "How many minutes am I at school? How many minutes in a day?"
Use fraction notation for half and mixed numbers to work out ages in half-years. Practise doubling two-digit numbers.
Use standard units to measure newspaper articles and pictures and calculate their area.
Develop strategies to calculate percentages of amounts, making use of known facts to find out prices of items in the January sales.
Understand metric units of millilitres and litres and practise converting from larger to smaller units.
Practise skill of approximation by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 using car prices from the local garage or newspaper.
Study probability by placing events, ranging from 'likely to happen' to 'impossible', on a probability line.
Develop mathematical skills to perform a number trick using a book.
Use the four operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to generate missing numbers up to 40, using only 3, 5 and 9 in the calculations.
Practise subtracting single digit numbers from larger numbers at speed by playing a dice rolling game. Make use of variety of mental strategies.
Identify acute, obtuse and reflex angles by using clock faces to tell the time when doing different activities during the day.