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 let your child 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 links at the bottom of the Contingency Resources 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 52 & 53)
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 x4.
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 4x 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 on this site.
Tens and Units vertical subtraction. (Mon)
- always take the smaller number away from the bigger number.
- begin with the units column.
- then take away the tens
- check that your total makes sense!
Complete the associated activities on pg 31 & 32 in Tens and Units - Subtraction Book
Using the Text Book (Tues)
NHM3 Text Book pg24
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
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.
Make sure you remember to take the small number away from the bigger one.
Sorry for the late addition of the TU page! Hope this helps and this will be the format that we will be using from now on. Don't worry if yours looks different this week...you'll get the chance to do more TU sums next week!
Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)
Find out about the area of shapes by looking at the PowerPoint below and then completing the worksheet that follows.