Times Tables & Number Facts
It is crucial that the children have mastered all the times tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4. If they have already learnt them all, there are some ideas below for how they can extend that knowledge.
If you can't access TTRockstars, please email us for your child's usrname and password and we'll pass them on as soon as we can. However, you don't need the internet to practise the times tables. Instead you could:
- Chant the tables together;
- Count in steps of 5, 6 or whichever table you are learning - count up and down;
- Write the tables out from memory;
- Make flash cards with the question on one side (eg 3x6) and the answer on the back (eg 18);
- Make cards with the question and answers on seperate cards then play 'picture pairs' with them, matching up the answer and question;
- Practice the divisions facts;
- Print and complete the Times Table Booklets below;
- Working out other multiplication and division facts (eg if you know 3 x 6 = 18, you also know 3 x 60 = 180).
If your child finds mental calculations more tricky, you could use the Number Facts Tracking Record below to see which facts they need to learn. They should know the facts in each step off by heart without hesitation (ie they don't have to work it out). Tick off those they know and practise those they don't.
Current Maths Focus
This week in maths we have been learning to add fractions. The most important thing to know is that you only add the numerator (top number) and the bottom number (denominator) stays the same. Your child could have a go at these questions - your child will know which colour questions they normally work on. Please note that the second page of each document are the answers - the children can use these to check their own work after they have completed the first page.
The Fraction Wall and Fractions Pies below could be used to help add the fractions, for instance, by printing two copies of Fraction Pies and cutting them out.
General Links and Resources
Home Learning Pack for Year 4
Several free games to reinforce maths leanring in a range of areas, including multiplication tables.