In Year 4, before we begin any calculation work, the children gain an understanding of what each number in a four digit number represents. They can then use this knowledge to make their calculations simpler. You can find more information and practise this skill using the links below.
To make sure the children understand what each digit represents we completed lots of examples using concrete materials. You can use the video below to see an example of this.
With subtraction, we spent lots of time working with concrete materials to understand our calculations agai . This helped us understand what is happening when we need to make exchanges.
In Year 4, it Is important that we learn all of our times tables facts up to 12 x 12. Here are some websites to help them learn these facts of by heart and suggestions for parents too.
In Year 4, we use our knowledge of place value to help us times and divide by 10 and 100. Find out more from our math experts below!
Although this sounds really tricky, it is a rule which helps us work out 2 digit multiplication calculations mentally.