Extra Maths Support - Year 4
The extra support activities below match Hamilton’s weekly maths plans. We now also provide Year 4 maths as short blocks. We will eventually be phasing out the plans, as we believe our short blocks offer you all of the same advantages and more, including the integration of the problem-solving investigations into each unit of study. Find out more about the advantages of Hamilton's short blocks.
Moving digits (1): Multiplying and dividing by 10 (whole number answers). Decimals are a snip (2): Understanding place value in numbers with one decimal place and how we can write tenths as fractions or decimals.
Pocket money (1): Adding two prices with a total of more than £1 using partitioning. Winter warmers (2): Finding the change from £5 (answers less than £1).
Do the splits (1): Adding two 3-digit numbers using partitioning. Are we nearly there yet? (2): Using counting up (Frog) to subtract numbers either side of 100, e.g. 102 - 97 and 102 - 78.
Expert estimates (1): Estimating in metres and centimetres. Tiny steps (2): Counting in steps of ¼; Marking ½s and ¼s on number lines.
The half family (1): Finding fractions which are equivalent to one half. Wall-to-wall fractions (2): Finding fractions with a total of 1 (same denominators).
Sticky tenths (1): Consolidating understanding of tenths as fractions and as decimals. Digit dance (2): Multiplying and dividing by 10 (including numbers and answers with one decimal place).
How high can you jump? How long can you go? (1): Adding and subtracting 1-digit numbers to and from 3-digit numbers. Tens chains (2): Adding and subtracting 10s to and from 3-digit numbers.
Expanded sums (1): Using expanded column addition to add pairs of 3-digit numbers (one 'carry'). Hop to 100s, and beyond (2): Using counting up (Frog) to subtract numbers either side of a multiple of 100, e.g. 304 - 297, then 304 - 267.
Pinks and blues (1): Telling the time to 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks. Jazzy jugglers (2): Counting in 3s and 4s. Learning the 3 and 4 times tables.
Fantastic facts (1): Knowing the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables by heart. Moving multiplications (2): Multiplying by 20, 30, 40 and 50 using times tables and place value.
Grid genius (1): Using the grid method to multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. Left overs (2): Using 'chunking' to divide numbers just beyond the times tables, including with remainders.