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The following are some areas of Numeracy that we cover each week in Primary Four. 

The activities mentioned are either attached as downloadable/reference documents (big pics) or have been sent home in booklet form (small pics). 


Please resist the temptation to work ahead of what is recommended each week as, if we return to school before the end of June, we will try to pick up from the point we have covered on this site.  If you find that your child copes particularly well with any task, please avail of the ideas in the Other Resources section of the P4 site or the links at the bottom of the main Home School Resources page to extend their learning and practise skills in different ways.


Thank you,

L. Neill and R. Millar

Mental Maths (daily)


The Daily Mental Maths Book activity covers a wide range of skills and should be read and completed independently. 

Mon- Fri (pg 56 & 57)

Tables (daily)


The tables for the week should be practised and rote learned for rapid and accurate recall.  The children know that multiplication is simply repeated addition and have shown their understanding of this in class.  There are many games and songs available online that may help with the retention of facts.


This week's times tables are revision of all tables so far - x2/x3/x4/x5/x10. 

Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s to help recall the answers quickly.


Play Buzz with your family. 

Choose a Times Table to practise.

Begin counting from 1 up to the last number in the tables answers. 

You are not allowed to say the tables answers but instead say Buzz. 

The next person carries on counting from the next number. 

If you say the answer, the wrong number or hesitate too long, you are out! 

When you get to the end just go back to 1 and start again.


(i.e. for x3 tables - 1, 2, Buzz, 4, 5, Buzz, 7, 8, Buzz etc

or  for x4 tables   - 1, 2, 3, Buzz, 5, 6, 7, Buzz, 9, 10, 11, Buzz etc)


Have fun and let us know who the Buzz champion is in your house!


Read the page carefully and ask for more explanation if necessary.

Complete the task into your Numeracy Classwork Book

Set out neatly with 'date' and 'w.a.l.t.:use the x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10 tables'

Take your time, answer carefully and then check!

Numberwork (Mon and Tues)

There will be two main pieces of Numberwork each week which we usually complete on a Mon and Tues. 

We use practical materials as much as possible to explain new concepts which will mostly be replaced by PowerPoint presentations or explanation pages on this site. 


Tens and Units vertical subtraction using money- with exchanging (Mon)



 - begin with the units column

 - if the number on the bottom is bigger than the top then you must exchange.

 - then take away the tens

 - check that your total makes sense!

*Make sure that you use actual coin values when working out your answers!  There's no such thing as a 3p!!!!*


Complete the associated activities on pg 35 & 36 in Tens and Units - Subtraction Book to finish the booklet.



 - Use the link below to check back to Week 2 Numeracy (30.3.20)

 - Revise how to complete each of the TU processes

Using the Text Book (Tues)

NHM3 Text Book pg32

You do not have a copy of the text book so the page below is for reference only.  You should complete the activity carefully into your Numeracy Classwork Book.  An example of how to set it out is given below.


Read the questions carefully.

Set your page out as in the example with one number to one square.

Rule the lines with a ruler!

You have to change each sum from a horizonal format to a vertical one.

Remember: if the units number on the bottom is bigger than the one at the must exchange.

Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)




We are going to investigate the concept of fractions by looking at the PowerPoint below and then completing the pages from the Activity Book that follows