Welcome to our maths blog, over the coming weeks we will look at key topics and give you tips and advice. We will also do a feature blogs on anything you want to know more about.

Each month we will introduce a member of the maths team and they will share their favourite maths puzzle with you!

So, this terms topics are:

**PLACE VALUE **

You need to know the value of the digits in a number i.e. 34006

What is the value of the number 4?

**PRIME NUMBERS **

**Definition – ‘**a number that is divisible only by itself and 1 (e.g. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11).

“Prime numbers are very useful in cryptography”

You may be asked to identify prime numbers or explain what makes a number prime.

**FACTORS AND MULTIPLES **

A factor is always the same or less than the number – 4 is a factor of 12

**A** multiple is always the same or larger than the number – 24 is a multiple of 12

Knowing your times tables is a MUST! Use this link to find the best times tables apps’

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Don’t be afraid of fractions, follow these step by step guides:

**Comparing** **fractions, decimals and percentages**

**A favourite question in the exam papers**!

When **comparing** and **ordering fractions**, **decimals, and percentages** write the numbers
as all **fractions**, all **decimals**, or all **percentages**. Then you can order
but remember to list using the set given.

Order:

Turn into one form: **0.73 0.666 0.9 0.75 0.87 **

Put in order:

0.730 2

0.666 1 smallest

0.900 5 largest

0.750 3

0.870 4

**Answer: ** 2/3 73% 3/4 0.87 0.9

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**Maths in the Kitchen**

Some of our maths groups had a session in the kitchen. They looked at ratio, measuring, comparing, estimating, working as a team and…eating!

**“T****his was the best maths lesson ever!****“**