OK, to all friends who are primary school teachers, what else do we need to teach the kids in Year 4 maths?

We have done:

Whole numbers

– adding with column method

– subtracting with column method

– subtracting with ‘borrowing’ (saying ’30 exchanges for 20 and 10′) like they teach at school)

– multiplying with the grid method

– multiplying with the column method

– dividing using chunking

– long division

– long multiplication

Fractions

– adding fractions

– subtracting fractions

– multiplying fractions

– dividing fractions

– simplifying fractions including top heavy

– converting fractions to decimals

– converting fractions, decimals, percentages (any to any)

– practical use e.g. 20% off sale! How much does the £10 toy cost now?

Decimals

– adding decimals

– subtracting decimals

– multiplying decimals

– converting decimals (as above)

Equalities

– stating if values are >, <, or = to each other (including decimals and fractions mixed up)

– 100 cm is 1m; 60 seconds so 1 minute etc

Other things

– calculating the perimeter of shapes

– starting to use algebra e.g. If the square's sides are y cm, the perimeter must be 4y cm

– reading data off a bar chart

– reading co-ordinates on a grid

– mapping points on a grid with co-ordinates

– lots of converting currencies!

I think we need to do some more geometry things, can anyone give me a clue or any good online resources to help with this?

We have been using mathsisfun.com but it's a USA curriculum, according to the dept of education website, there is currently no year 4 maths curriculum – surely this can't be right?

Any help would be appreciated.

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That’s all pretty thorough and quite impressive!

There are “teacher-proof” resources at BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2 of course.

I use MYMATHS (login hackneyac, password hoxton).which has the full maths curriculum.

Also printables at SENTEACHER.com.

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Thanks Alan, I will look them up

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Hi. We have been doing lots of word problems in school at the moment. ie. I bought 3 boxes of chocolates at £4.99. I have £20 to spend. How much change will I get? and: I have a 3 litre jug of water. If each glass I have holds a quarter of a litre, how many glasses of water will I get from my jug? The challenge comes in deciphering what the question is actually asking you to work out and deciding what calculation(s) are needed to secure the right answer. I will ask around at school for recommended online resources and get back to you. Mrs Px

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Sounds like fun, thanks for your help. Looks like the BBC bitesize site has questions similar to those you describe so I’ll try them out in the girls. Thank you!

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Hi Janet. Had a word with Mr Lea and he said that you might try the Cumbrian Grid for Learning. I quickly googled this and it seems to have stuff specifically for Year 4. Also Cool Maths is good for fun maths games. Hope this helps. Mrs Px

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