Maths: Hamilton's short maths blocks have all the benefits of our weekly plans. They also provide support and resources that were simply not possible when we produced the weekly plans. Find out about the advantages of short blocks.
Problem-solving Investigations - Year 3/4
Hamilton provide weekly Mixed Year 3/4 maths problem-solving investigations. The mixed-age investigations below will be phased out when we phase out our mixed age weekly maths plans.
Mixed-age maths blocks will be coming during Summer Term for September 2019 and will include investigations for every unit. Find out more about the timetable for Hamilton's Y3/4 maths blocks, including investigations.
Children place counters on a PV grid to make three-digit numbers and then use logic to ensure they have made all combinations. Year 3 make whole numbers; Year 4 make numbers with one decimal place.
Given a pattern of four one digit numbers, children attempt to make a total of exactly 100.
Year 3: Children subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers, by counting up, and look out for patterns in the numbers. Year 4: Children subtract pairs of 3-digit numbers.
Children test a theory finding and using accurate measurements to the nearest half centimetre.
Children look at fractions and make a hypothesis of which ones are closest. They then test this out by placing fractions on a line.
Children multiply (year 3) or divide (year 4) numbers by 10, carry out a given produce and look for patterns in their answer.
Children subtract the digital root of a 3-digit number from that number. Magic ensues!
Children add pairs of 3-digit numbers and look for patterns in the digital root of the answers.
Year 3: Children apply their knowledge of 12-hour digital clocks. Year 4: Children apply their knowledge of 24-hour digital clocks.
Children work together to reason and think logically to crack a code.
Children divide 11, 22, 33...99 by 3, 4, 5... and look for patterns in the remainders.