# Numeracy

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 66 & 67)

Tables (daily)

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!

We will continue by looking at the ÷3 tables.

Multiplication and division are linked in the same way that addition and subtraction are.

Practise by saying your x3 tables first.

1 x 3 = 3       ...so...     3 ÷ 3 = 1

2 x 3 = 6       ...so...     6 ÷ 3 = 2

3 x 3 = 9       ...so...     9 ÷ 3 = 3

4 x 3 = 12     ...so...   12 ÷ 3 = 4

5 x 3 = 15     ...so...   15 ÷ 3 = 5

6 x 3 = 18     ...so...   18 ÷ 3 = 6

7 x 3 = 21     ...so...   21 ÷ 3 = 7

8 x 3 = 24     ...so...   24 ÷ 3 = 8

9 x 3 = 27     ...so...   27 ÷ 3 = 9

10 x 3 = 30   ...so...   30 ÷ 3 = 10

Have a go at the activities below to help introduce the ÷3 facts and practise them in a fun way.

Monday

You should now have completed the activities from the NHM2 Multiplication and Division Book which was in your pack.  We hope you got on well with the multiplication and division work in it.

In the next few weeks we will be continuing to add to our facts until we have covered x1/x2/x3/x4/x5/x10 and the related division facts. Many of these activities will be taken from the NHM3 Assessment Book.

Keep going over these at every opportunity so that you hardly have to think about the answer.

Get some cubes, counters, pieces of pasta or even Smarties and an appropriate number of plates to help with these pages of division work about dividing by 3.

When we were multiplying, we were counting in equal groups.

When we are beginning to divide, we have to also have equal groups.

Tuesday

Set out neatly with 'date' and 'w.a.l.t.:divide by 3.

Wednesday
Thursday

As with Tuesday's activity, don't forget to read the page carefully and talk to an adult about what you have to do.

Set out neatly with 'date' and 'w.a.l.t.:divide by 3.

Numberwork (Mon and Tues)

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

Revision of Tens and Units (Mon)

This should consolidate the recent work with TU numbers using the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Complete the activity from the NHM3 Text Book pg 33 into your Numeracy Classwork Book

Revision Place Value - Hundreds, Tens and Units (Tues)

This work reinforces work covered before Lockdown on HTU numbers.

It would be good to spend a little bit of time revisiting this before we move to the addition and subtraction of HTU numbers in the coming weeks.

Complete activity below which is from the NHM3 Assessment Book.

Read each question carefully and decide what you have to do with each number.

Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)

Time

How did you get on last week with the introduction of 5 minute intervals?

If you found it tricky, please don't worry!

We are going to continue the practise for another week.

Begin by looking at the PowerPoints again.

Then work your way through the NHM3 Text Book pg 101

This can be quite tricky so just try your best and give yourself time for lots of practice.

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