This week in Year 4 we have been focussing on column subtraction, which can be tricky when you need to exchange numbers. To help us we practiced working out calculations while physically exchanging our counters. It was even better as we were allowed to use the tables as huge whiteboards!
This week in Year 4 the children have continued to explore place value. Place value is the value of each digit in a number. It is vital to their mathematical development in primary school as it supports their learning in other areas of maths such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
This week the children have learnt how to partition numbers with up to 4 digits to represent numbers up to 10,000 on a number line and to find 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more or less using their knowledge of place value. They have used a variety of methods such as part-part whole models and place value tables supported by concrete materials such as Dienes and place value counters to support their learning.