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 64 & 65)
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!
This week we are going to spend some time revising the division facts so far - ÷2/÷5/÷10
Multiplication and division are linked in the same way that addition and subtraction are.
Practise by saying your tables first in order.
Look back at the division tables which you should have copied into your tables book.
Get an adult to ask you the facts in random order to check your recall and accuracy.
Have a go at some of the word problems in the PowerPoint below.
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 an appropriate number of 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 2/5/10.
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 37 & 38 in Tens and Units - Revision Book which is revision of addition and subtraction through money problems.
Revision of Tens and Units - with exchanging (Tues)
This work reinforces recent work with addition and subtraction of TU numbers.
Please refer back to the method for setting out in previous weeks.
Complete the text book activity below which is more revision of addition and subtraction through money problems.
Read each question carefully and decide if you have to add or subtract.
Then set the sum out correctly and remember to exchange if you need to.
When you have finished, don't forget to check your calculations.
Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)
So far in P4 we have revisited the concepts of o'clock (:00), half past (:30).
We also learned about a quarter past (:15) and a quarter to (:45).
We had started to look at the five minute intervals on the clock face.
This is where we are going to pick up from again this week.
Begin by looking at the PowerPoints.
Then work your way through the Activity Book pages (34-36).
This can be quite tricky so just try your best and give yourself time for lots of practice.