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Partitioning in Year 4

Partitioning in Year 4 Partitioning numbers is an important part of the new maths curriculum. In Year 4 children will be expected to partition numbers in the thousands into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. For example: 4 560 can be written as 456 tens; 45 hundreds and 6 tens; 4 thousands and 56 tens and […]

Written Methods of Calculating in Year 4

Written Methods of Calculating in Year 4 Once children have understood the formal written methods of calculating they still need plenty of practice in order to work quickly and accurately. Our latest sets of worksheets for Year 4 are ideal for this, keeping the numbers reasonably small and providing squared paper to work on. There […]

Year 4 Addition

Year 4 Addition Our latest sets of addition worksheets for Year 4 really do show the relationship between addition and subtraction. We have two sets where the missing number in an addition sentence has to be found, which requires either subtraction or ‘counting on’. The third and fourth sets have missing digits rather than missing […]

Year 4 division tables

Year 4 division tables Whilst we are all used to the traditional way of learning times tables it is important to be able to rapidly adapt the known information to solve number problems. For example, children may learn that 7 x 6 = 42 but they should be just as quick in finding 42 ÷ […]

Interpret bar charts with negative numbers in Year 4

Interpret bar charts with negative numbers in Year 4 We have an excellent collection of worksheets for Year 4 Statistics including tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and we have just published a tricky set on interpreting bar charts using negative numbers. This is not an explicit target for Year 4 although bar charts and […]

Times Tables

Times Tables Why learning times tables is important. Knowing times tables is very important for children for many reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that it saves time when calculating. If a child has to count up in fives and count on fingers to know how many lots have been counted (i.e. 5, 10, 15, […]

Year 4 Measurement

Year 4 Measurement Measurement is a subject that can be easily overlooked but is very important for developing real life skills. Within the National Curriculum measurement includes measuring length, mass, temperature and volume/capacity. But it also includes money and time. For several year groups we have separate categories for money and time as they are […]

Year 4 Short Division

Year 4 Short Division Probably one of the hardest aspects of maths that children meet in Year 4 is short division. Short division is an abridged version of long division, involving more mental arithmetic but less written work. The division calculation is started in the same way as long division, leaving space for the answer […]

New worksheets: Year 4 Number and Place Value

New worksheets: Year 4 Number and Place Value We have just published two sets of Year 4 maths worksheets which are proving to be very popular. The first looks at ordering football attendances with numbers beyond 1000, whilst the second looks at ordering the prices of holidays/cruises beyond 1000. Both these form a part of […]

Year 4 Reasoning and Problem Solving

Year 4 Reasoning and Problem Solving One of the key issues in primary maths at the moment is how to develop children’s reasoning and problem solving skills. In the classroom children are being asked more and more to solve mathematical problems and to explain the reasoning behind their choice of method. Explanations can be oral […]