We’ve got decimal addition worksheets with varying degrees of difficulty here – all freely downloadable, of course. Unlike these decimal addition worksheets, the worksheets you find here do involve a little bit of carrying. The trick with adding numbers with decimal places is to make sure the decimal point in the answer is in the correct position. To do this, the best thing to do is follow the decimal point down through the two summing numbers and place it in the answer box first. Then do the sum.
Adding numbers that have decimal places follows the same process as adding numbers without: you start by adding the numbers in the rightmost column and then move to the next column to the left.
These shopping worksheets were so popular that we made some more! The ones that you can download on this page are a little harder than the first ones, though. All the exercises provided use the pounds sterling (GBP) currency. If your native currency is something else, you could quite easily use these worksheets in a diversity project.
Shopping requires very specific maths skills that children will use over and over again, so it’s important that they get the chance to practise them properly. When they shop, they need to accumulate the sum of multiple items that usually have different prices. That’s hard enough, but then they need to subtract that number from whatever money they give to the cashier to calculate their change. So, common tasks involved in shopping are:
- adding different numbers together to keep a running total.
- performing comparisons of the running total with their budget to determine whether they have enough money to buy everything they want.
- subtracting the final total from the money they hand over to the cashier to calculate their change.
It sound complicated when we say it like that, doesn’t it!
These calendar worksheets display a calendar or selection of calendars and ask the children basic questions like what day is the first of July on, how many Tuesdays are there in April or what is the date 10 days before march 16th? These worksheets are good in that they encourage the students to use their addition and subtraction skills and help them understand the relationship between the different days of a month. These exercises get your children familiar with the concept of dates.
Being able to calculate new dates using only a start date and a number of days is an important ability that is used in more places than you might think. Your holiday is for two weeks and you fly out on October 10th – when do you return? Your course of antibiotice lasts 7 days strating tomorrow – when do you finish the course?
Here is a sample of the kinds of questions your students can look forward to on the calendar worksheets:
- What days is the 1st of July on?
- What is the date 3 weeks after 13th July?
- What date is 10 days before 17th August?
- What day was that?
- You are going on holiday on the 23rd July for 10 days what date and month will you come back?
- You are going on holiday for 3 weeks starting on the 11th July, what day do you come back on?
- Are there more Thursdays in July than August?
- How many more Saturdays are there in July than August?