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In Year 4 we aim to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout the curriculum. 

In the pictures below, we have examples of how to solve addition and subtraction calculations using the column method as well as some explanations on how to do it. We use concrete materials, alongside pictorial representations to assist with our learning.  


We have spent lots of time this term developing our reasoning skills and how to answer questions fully and explain our answers in detail. 


Take a look at some of our challenging Maths questions that uses reasoning and problem solving

We love to make our learning practical and when we learn about area we create shapes using post it notes to represent the squares that can be counted when calculating the area. Being able to physically move the squares helps us to investigate and problem solve. It allows us to find different shapes with the same area, compare our shapes to our peers and helps us see that a shape has the same area regardless of its orientation. 

Finding the area using practical resources