As promised in today’s maths lesson – here is the link to the song we were using

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV5VY76Pf5U

Enjoy!!

As promised in today’s maths lesson – here is the link to the song we were using

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV5VY76Pf5U

Enjoy!!

Last week we began long multiplication in class. Before now we have only been multiplying by a one digit number. Now we can multiply by 2 digit numbers. The girls have been very quick at grasping this new maths skill! Well done girls 🙂

We want to keep the steps fresh in our minds, so we will have a long multiplication sum every night for homework in January.

Here are the steps the girls came up with;

- Remove the 10 from the bottom 2 digit number – now the sum is a manageable 2 digit by 1 digit sum
- Do this sum (as we were taught in 3rd) and cross off the unit when finished
- Add your hero zero on the bottom and write back in your ten
- Start multiplying by the unit first
- Add the two answers together to get the answer to the long multiplication question

(This may not make sense to those at home. These are the steps the girls came up with in class at the end of the week- ask them to explain the process when they are doing their sum for homework.)

In order to be long multiplication experts, it really helps to know your tables!! Keep revising! Below are some websites you can use to practice at home;

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#basicoperations

https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

https://www.timestables.com/games/

This week we are revisiting fractions. We have been using concrete resources to learn about equivalent fractions (fractions that have the same value as each other). Earlier in the year we drew our own fraction walls. We are revisiting fraction walls when ordering fractions on number lines.

Next week we will be working on how to express a number as a fraction. We will also be solving real-life problems based on fractions.

You can use the fraction wall at home to talk about equivalent fractions.

The website below has some great games to play.

http://sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#fractions

If you want more of a challenge I have also assigned tasks for the girls on Mangahigh, they can use their login code to access.

Useful language when using fractions: fractions, equivalence, equal, the same value, bigger/smaller, amount, numerator, denominator.

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