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.
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 58 & 59))
The tables for the week should be practised and rote learned for rapid and accurate recall.
The children know that multiplication is repeated addition and have shown their understanding of this in class.
They now need to use that knowledge in reverse to generate the answers to the division tables!
But...please don't panic!
We will start off very gently by introducing the ÷2 tables.
These are simply half of a number.
Multiplication and division are linked in the same way that addition and subtraction are.
Practise by saying your x2 tables first.
Then think about the reverse and copy into your tables book:
1 x 2 = 2 ...so... 2 ÷ 2 = 1
2 x 2 = 4 ...so... 4 ÷ 2 = 2
3 x 2 = 6 ...so... 6 ÷ 2 = 3
4 x 2 = 8 ...so... 8 ÷ 2 = 4
5 x 2 = 10 ...so...10 ÷ 2 = 5
6 x 2 = 12 ...so...12 ÷ 2 = 6
7 x 2 = 14 ...so...14 ÷ 2 = 7
8 x 2 = 16 ...so...16 ÷ 2 = 8
9 x 2 = 18 ...so...18 ÷ 2 = 9
10 x 2 = 20 ...so...20 ÷ 2 = 10
Now have a look at the first two PowerPoints below to see how we can share equally to divide numbers.
You can move the icons on each screen to practise.
The third PowerPoint is a challenge using the x2/÷2 facts.
These activities are from the NHM2 Multiplication and Division Book which was in your pack.
Get some cubes, counters or even pieces of pasta to help with these first few pages of division work.
When we were multiplying, we were counting in equal groups.
When we are beginning to divide, we have to also have equal groups.
An easy way to begin to share equally is to count out one item at a time.
Part one: Count 8 and place on top of cubes in the picture.
Write 8 in the first red square.
Count one into each box until they are all used.
How many are in each box?
Write the answer on each red square.
Repeat for part 2, 3 & 4.
Continue to do the same but this time share equally between the children in each section.
For the last part just divide the total amount into groups on the table.
To make it easier, you may want to set out plates to count on to.
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.:divide by 2.
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.
Revision of Tens and Units - with exchanging (Mon)
This book should reinforce the recent work with both addition and subtraction of TU numbers.
Please refer back to the method for setting out in previous weeks and follow the link below to see a full explanation of the processes for each.
Complete the associated activities on pg 6 & 7 in Tens and Units - Revision Book which begin with revision of addition.
- Use the link below to check back to Week 2 Numeracy (30.3.20)
- Revise how to complete each of the TU processes
Revision of Tens and Units - with money (Tues)
Complete the associated activities on pg 27 & 28 in Tens and Units - Revision Book which cover money up to 99p.
Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)
We are continuing to investigate the concept of fractions.
Begin by looking at the PowerPoint below and then completing the pages from the NHM3 Text Book into your Numeracy Classwork Book.
This links with our division work which we are just starting this week. The concept of 'equally sharing' is very important. Take care and have fun!