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]]>When children are learning how to do the formal written method of multiplication it is a good idea to maintain interest by varying the type of exercise whilst keeping to the correct method. A popular task with those advocating mastery in maths has been to provide the whole calculation but with missing digits. The task is to find the missing digits. This type of question has also cropped up in the KS2 maths SATs over the last few years.

For children to be successful in this they do need to understand the method and if they do make mistakes these pages are also useful for the teacher as they usually show exactly where misunderstandings lie. These types of question are also excellent for white boards and whole class interactions where children can explain their thinking and answers.

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]]>Some great new pages on equivalent fractions for Year 4. I especially like the section where children are asked to place fractions in the correct boxes depending on whether they are less than, equal to or more than a quarter. The more practice children have with equivalent fractions the more likely they are to grasp the concept, which is crucial for work in maths in later years.

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]]>With addition in Year 4 the emphasis is on adding numbers up to 4 digits using the formal written method of columnar addition. We have a great selection of pages to help children master this and this week we have published some interesting new pages on using written methods but with a slight twist. Two 4-digit numbers are displayed horizontally and need to be added using the standard written method before completing the number sentence with a more than, less than or equals sign. Why not have a look now?

A further set of pages has also been added to the Year 4 Subtraction category. A 4-digit number is shown and four addition or subtraction commands are written in words. These need a great deal of care as getting any of the four calculations wrong will result in an incorrect final answer.

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]]>Three brand new sets of worksheets have just been added to the Year 4 Measurement category including word problems requiring addition of lengths and heights, comparing lengths and using bar modelling with length calculations.

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]]>When it comes to working with larger numbers then understanding place value is a key component. Place value grids are a good, visual way to show how the value of a digit depends on its position in the number.

Our latest set of worksheets for Year 4 looks at reading numbers up to thousands and finding ten more or ten less than these numbers. We also have a new 4 star place value challenge which tests children’s logical thinking and ability to work in an organised way.

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]]>We have a great many reasoning maths worksheets in Year 4 and have just published a further set on rounding. Rather than just asking for a particular number to round, the questions give rise to several possible answers. For example:

I have two different numbers.

They both round to 30 when rounded to the nearest 10.

The sum of the two numbers is 59.

Find all the possible combinations of two numbers that I could have.

To fully answer this question children must show a good understanding or rounding to the nearest whole 10 and be able to work in a systematic way.

Go to Year 4: Number and Place Value.

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]]>Some fun and challenging work for Year 4 children working with mixed units. Each line has to add up to the same total, but the units of measurement are mixed; they might be given in kilograms and grams or litres and millilitres. The key here is to be able to add these mixed units ( e.g. 0.6 kg + 700 g) either converting all to kilograms or all to grams.

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]]>We continue our theme of ‘real life’ problem solving with two new sets of money worksheets for Year 4. These involve adding six amounts of money together to see how much a day’s shopping will cost. One is based around the beach and the other on garden centre products. These would be excellent activities on the whiteboard, discussing which order would be best to add up the items.

Go to Year 4 Reasoning/Problem Solving

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]]>Would you like to introduce algebra in a fun, jolly way? If so, take a look at our latest Year 4 pages on finding the missing values. Different ‘ratty characters’ have values which buy ambien need to be worked out by dividing and then combining with other values to find the final solution. (Replace the rat image with an x or y and it magically becomes algebra!)

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]]>Allowing children to try and explain what is happening is a crucial part of learning and we have just published an interesting addition problem which involves children trying to explain ‘multiple exchanges’. This happens in an addition question where the ones add up to ten and the tens add up to one hundred and the hundreds add up to one thousand – forming a sequence of multiple exchanges. If children can understand what is happening then it is a sure sign that they have a good grasp of addition.

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