Teacher support for Maths
Hamilton has a range of additional reference and advice materials for Maths.
New Curriculum Maths Support
Example Calculation Policy
Addition and Subtraction Methods
Multiplication and Division Methods
Key Skills to Go to the Wall for
Maths Challenges KS1 (answers)
Maths Challenges LKS2 (answers)
Maths Challenges UKS2 (answers)
Hamilton Education sells hard copy teaching resources that support Hamilton plans at very low cost. Group Readers, phonics books, number lines and 'Five Minute Fillers' can help you teach literacy and numeracy skills in your classroom.
Hamilton's Y4 maths plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 4.
The Coverage Chart shows you where. The Medium Term Plan lists each week's teaching focus, activities, starter and National Curriculum outcomes cross-referenced to the Hamilton Assessment Plan. There are problem-solving investigations linked to each week’s teaching available in the left hand navigation bar. The Resource List provides a comprehensive list of physical resources suggested by the Hamilton plans. The Outcomes Sheet allows you to record quick day-to-day judgements about children's mastery of objectives in the back of their maths books. Answers to exercises appear at the end of each week's resources document.
This chart will help you if you are trying to use Hamilton Maths Plans and also teach in Blocks. This is an interim stage for Hamilton, as for next year we shall have a completely new flexible planning tool which will enable you to create your own blocks. Meantime, please look at the document carefully - it is three pages not one!
Mental division using place value to divide whole 2-digit numbers to give 1-place decimals. Mental multiplication of 1-place decimals to give whole numbers. Recognise decimal and fraction forms of tenths. Place one-place decimals on a number line. Round tenths to nearest whole; Compare 1-place decimals and write one in between.
Use compact written column addition to add amounts of money. Mental subtraction using counting up to subtract 3 digit numbers. Find change from £5 or £10. Find a difference between prices. Includes bar model examples.
Written addition of three or four 2-digit numbers using compact column addition. Written subtraction of pairs of 3 digit numbers using expanded column decomposition (two ‘carries’). Check subtraction with addition. Choose counting up or decomposition to solve subtractions. Identify and describe patterns.
Measure lengths in m, cm and mm. Convert between km, m, cm and mm. Measure weight in kg and g to one decimal place, convert between kg and g, ml and l and make sensible estimations. Measure objects and record in tables. Represent and interpret data in bar charts.
Identify equivalent fractions (1/2s , 1/3s, 1/4s, 1/6s, 1/8s, 1/10s, and 1/12s). Reduce fractions their simplest form. Identify equivalent fractions and decimals (1/10s and 1/2s). Add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. Includes bar model examples.
Multiply and divide by 10 and 100 (whole answers or with 1dp). Multiply multiples of 10 and 100 by single-digit numbers. Add and subtract 0.1 and 1 to or from numbers with one decimal place. Use negative numbers in the context of temperature. Place negative numbers on a line. Order positive and negative numbers.
Mental addition and subtraction using place value and number facts: Add or subtract single-digit numbers to and from three and four-digit numbers. Add or subtract multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 to and from four-digit numbers.
Revise adding three 3-digit numbers, including money, using written compact column addition. Revise using written subtraction by expanded decomposition to subtract 3-digit numbers. Introduce written subtraction by compact decomposition to subtract 3-digit numbers. Includes bar model examples.
Read and tell the time to nearest minute on digital and analogue clocks. Use am, pm, 12-hour clock notation and and 24-hour time. Work out time intervals crossing the hour. Read and work out questions from simple timetables. Read and plot co-ordinates in the first quadrant. Complete polygons by giving missing point. Translate shapes in the first quadrant.
Know multiplication and division facts for the 9 times table. Begin to know multiplication and division facts for the 7 times table. Revise all times tables up to 12 × 10. Find factors of numbers up to 40. Use tables facts and place value to multiply multiples of 10 and 100 by single-digit numbers.
Use partitioning to multiply 3-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, using written multiplication grid or ladder method. Know the 11 and 12 times tables. Use written division chunking method to divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those divisions which give a remainder (answers between 10 and 30).
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