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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:43 pm 
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Hi, can anyone suggest a good book for maths word problems for a year 4 child? I find Bond quite repetitive. Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Are you confident enough to devise some yourself following examples?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Get your child to make up some. If you look for my posts it explains how this works.

Use NRICH problems: https://nrich.maths.org/

Maths Association Primary Maths challenge papers: http://www.primarymathschallenge.org.uk/downloads
[Use the November papers]


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:38 am 
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CGP ten minute tests is a good one, but maybe a little tricky for yr 4


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Second making up your own if you can; this was really effective with my DD. We started off using people we knew (i.e Daddy's train due to arrive 17:45 but arrived 19 minutes late. What time did it arrive?) as this seemed to help her 'visualise' the problem in a real-life scenario. You can also weave in interests and themes which makes it a bit more fun. Towards the middle of year 5 we moved to more traditional questions that mimicked the exam format but by this time she could confidently apply the techniques she'd learnt with the fun questions.

We found little and often the most effective for word problems - no more than 10 minutes at a time and no more than twice a day. On a Friday we'd switch things up and she had to write word problems for me and her dad - then 'teach' us the way to resolve them (she loved that as she's a bossy little thing!)

11+ is over for us now and I'm quite missing the prep myself!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Thanks everyone, CGP working well and have devised a few of my own.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:43 pm 
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No need to pay for good resources :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm 
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AML wrote:
Hi, can anyone suggest a good book for maths word problems for a year 4 child? I find Bond quite repetitive. Many thanks.


We found Schofield and Sims mental arithmetic set pretty useful, especially section C word problems.

https://www.schofieldandsims.co.uk/mental-arithmetic/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:35 pm 
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How recently were these published?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:44 pm 
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Never looked into when they were published but for the purpose of this thread that's quite irrelevant. A good Maths word problem book, reinforcing the fundamental mathematical concepts required at that young age, will always remain useful irrespective of the date it was published.


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