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 62 & 63)
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 continue by looking at the ÷5 tables.
Multiplication and division are linked in the same way that addition and subtraction are.
Practise by saying your x5 tables first.
Then think about the reverse and copy into your tables book:
1 x 5 = 5 ...so... 5 ÷ 5 = 1
2 x 5 = 10 ...so... 10 ÷ 5 = 2
3 x 5 = 15 ...so... 15 ÷ 5 = 3
4 x 5 = 20 ...so... 20 ÷ 5 = 4
5 x 5 = 25 ...so... 25 ÷ 5 = 5
6 x 5 = 30 ...so... 30 ÷ 5 = 6
7 x 5 = 35 ...so... 35 ÷ 5 = 7
8 x 5 = 40 ...so... 40 ÷ 5 = 8
9 x 5 = 45 ...so... 45 ÷ 5 = 9
10 x 5 = 50 ...so... 50 ÷ 5 = 10
Now have a look again at the PowerPoints below to see how we can share equally to divide numbers.
You can move the icons on each screen to practise.
The third document is an activity with guidance for introducing and using the x5/÷5 facts.
These activities are from the NHM2 Multiplication and Division Book which was in your pack.
Get some cubes, counters, pieces of pasta or even Smarties and five plates to help with these 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.
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 5.
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 - money work (Mon)
This book should reinforce the recent work with both addition and subtraction of TU numbers.
Complete the associated activities on pg 11,& 12 in Tens and Units - Revision Book which recap giving change within 20p/50p.
- 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 exchanging (Tues)
This work 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 above to see a full explanation of the processes for each.
Complete the associated activities on pg 13 & 14 in Tens and Units - Revision Book which is revision of addition and subtraction.
Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)
This week we are going to investigate more about angles.
Begin by looking at the PowerPoint and back in the activity Book to pg 39.
Remember our 'right angle' finders...those very expensive pieces of card!!!!
*A right angle is just a square corner*
On pg 40 you are using those angles to give directions around the map.
Use the grid lines for your paths.
Get an adult to follow your directions and see if they lead them to the right place.