Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 4 objectives.

ITP Area ITP Area

View full screen in your browser. This ITP allows you to colour in cells on a grid, a full cell or half a cell, or to place a circular counter into a cell. There are three choices of grid size: 5 by 5, 10 by 10 or 20 by 20. The grid can be hidden or replaced by a pin board around the points of which rubber bands can be stretched.
The making of different shapes and patterns can support the teaching of number, shape and space and problem solving, for example, to identify the positions of counters in a given sequence or to find the number of nets of an open cube. The flexibility offered by the ITP allows it to be used to support a variety of teaching and learning contexts in mathematics.

This resource is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.

For more shape and space resources click here.

Representing Multiplication - arrays and number lines Representing Multiplication - arrays and number lines

Represents multiplication using an array and by jumping on a number line. Great for developing an understanding of multiplication by partitioning.

This game is now part of the 'Calculations' collection, which includes the following 17 games and resources: Column Addition, Expanded Addition, Expanded Addition - Place Value Counters, Number Bonds(2), Addition - Digit Drag, Missing Symbols, Column Subtraction, Column Subtraction using Place Value Counters, Counting on to find difference on a beadstring, Multiplication Grid Method, Multiplication Written Method, Ratio and Scaling Numbers, Representing Multiplication, Division by Chunking Up, Division by Chunking Down, Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down?, Short Division Writen Formal Method.

The Calculations app is available on Google Play and the App Store.

ITP Multiplication Array ITP Multiplication Array

October 2012 - I have added a new game which represents multiplication on a number line and using a dotty array. It is ideal as an introduction to the grid method, as it provides a concrete image of how and why we partition numbers to multiply. Click here to play.

This resource is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.

For more multiplication and division resources click here.