Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 4 objectives.

 
Balancing Sums Balancing Sums

An excellent tool for reinforcing an understanding of the role of the equals sign. Choose one objective, or many. You can choose all the objectives for a single year group (or multiple year groups). You can also choose to balance between different types of calculations (eg addition and multiplication). 

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Balance scales -  add, move or remove a weight Balance scales - add, move or remove a weight

Balance the scales by adding, moving or removing a weight. A great mental starter to develop addition and subtraction skills.

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Balancing scales - convert between g and kg Balancing scales - convert between g and kg

The scale is loaded with between 1 and 4 weights. The user then has to balance the scales, converting between g and kg in the process. There is a great deal of control over the level.

A great starter to explore addition, subtraction / difference and partitioning as well as the relationship between grams and kilograms. Levels include converting whole kg to g (and vice versa), converting fractions of kg (eg 1/4kg = 250g) and weights in kg to 1 and 2 decimal places.

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Balancing Scales g and kg Balancing Scales g and kg

Add weights to either pan until they are balanced. Can be used to teach addition, subtraction, partitioning, and mass, as well as developing an understanding of the equals sign.


Choose from grams, whole kilograms or kilograms with either 1 or 2 decimal places.

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Comparing Calculations Comparing Calculations

Decide whether the calculation is greater or less than a given number and use the appropriate symbol (<, >, or =). Lots of choice of level including addition, subtraction and multiplication.

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Number Facts Beat The Clock Number Facts Beat The Clock

Score as many points as you can before the time runs out. A number of levels including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and matching fractions and decimals.

*Updated 30th May 2013 - choose multiple objectives, or objectives grouped by national curriculum level. The game also now includes a scoreboard. An iPad version is also available.

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Place Value Digit Drag Place Value Digit Drag

Great as a mental starter when you are teaching place value. Encourages lots of higher order mathematical thinking. Can be extended by asking children to express the general rules that will help them to answer each question.

Drag the digits to make: the biggest possible number, or the 2nd smallest number, or the biggest odd number, or a number which is closest in value to another given number.

Click here for the decimal version of the game.

Placing Numbers on a Number Line Placing Numbers on a Number Line

This is a new version and is also available as an ipad app. You can play the old version here.

Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.

Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.

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Ordering Calculations Ordering Calculations

Order the calulations from those with the least value to the greatest. Lots of levels, including; addition pairs to 20, addition pairs to 100, addition and subtraction of multiples of 10, and multiplication of numbers up to 10.

For more comparing and ordering resources click here.