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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). 

 

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,

Miss L. Neill and Mrs 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 70 & 71)

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! 

But...please don't panic!

 

This week will revise the ÷2, ÷3, ÷4, ÷5 & ÷10 tables.

 

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

Practise by saying your multiplication tables first.

 

Then think about the reverse. 

Look back at the last few weeks in your tables book that you have copied your tables into.

 

Have a go at the activities below to help practice the division facts in a fun way.

Monday

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 even 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.

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

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

 

Begin today by completing pg 17

Tuesday

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, 3, 4, 5 & 10.

Take your time, answer carefully and then check!

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.

Complete the task into your Numeracy Classwork Book

Set out neatly with 'date' and 'w.a.l.t.:divide by 2, 3, 4, 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. 

 

Revision Place Value - Tens and Units (Mon)

 

This work provides more reinforcement of TU addition  work. 

 

Complete activities below which from the NHM3 Assessment Book pg 5 & 6

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

When you have finished, check carefully that your answers make sense.

Revision Place Value - Tens and Units (Tues)

 

Complete activities below which from the NHM3 Assessment Book pg 2a & 2b (pages with red border)

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

When you have finished, check carefully that your answers make sense.

Measures, Shape & Space and Handling Data (Wed)

 

Capacity

Last week we moved on from time work to look at weight.  Did anyone find anything interesting that weighed between 2-3kg? 

We can measure lots of things in various ways and using various things. 

Have a look at the PowerPoint below to help remind you of some of these ways.

 

This week we are going to focus on capacity.

Have a look at the pages below from the NHM3 Activity Book and NHM3Text Book.

Talk about the new language that you notice.  Do you know what the words mean? 

 

 

Helpful facts:

l  (litre)

ml (millilitre)

1l = 1000ml

3/4 l = 750ml

1/2 l = 500ml

1/4 l = 250ml

so...1/2 l + 1/2 l = 1 l

1 1/2 l = 1000ml + 500ml = 1500ml etc.

 

Please remember again that this is new learning and will be revisited in P5 so, don't worry if it's a bit tricky. 

Just have fun with estimating and measuring to see if you are close in any of your guesses.

If you would like some extra practice then have a go at these.
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