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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.

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Boggling bar codes

Practise adding single digit numbers at speed in their heads by playing a simple game using barcodes.

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Give me a second

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?"

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Happy half birthday

Use fraction notation for half and mixed numbers to work out ages in half-years. Practise doubling two-digit numbers.

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Hold the front page

Use standard units to measure newspaper articles and pictures and calculate their area.

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January sales

Develop strategies to calculate percentages of amounts, making use of known facts to find out prices of items in the January sales.

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Looking at liquids

Understand metric units of millilitres and litres and practise converting from larger to smaller units.

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On the road rounding

Practise skill of approximation by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 using car prices from the local garage or newspaper.

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Probabillity posers

Study probability by placing events, ranging from 'likely to happen' to 'impossible', on a probability line.

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The 1,000,000 words trick

Develop mathematical skills to perform a number trick using a book.

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The case of the stolen numbers

Use the four operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) to generate missing numbers up to 40, using only 3, 5 and 9 in the calculations.

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The hero is on zero

Practise subtracting single digit numbers from larger numbers at speed by playing a dice rolling game. Make use of variety of mental strategies.

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What's my angle

Identify acute, obtuse and reflex angles by using clock faces to tell the time when doing different activities during the day.