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Year 4 Mathematics Guidance
The key focus of mathematics in Year 4 is to ensure your child is confident and increasingly fluent working with place value, developing their understanding of our number system using decimals, and with the four operations + – x ÷. They will calculate mentally and continue to develop efficient written methods, working accurately with up to fourdigit whole numbers. They will add, subtract and find fractions of amounts. They will continue to develop their reasoning skills, explaining how they approached problems, analysing similarities and differences when working with shapes.
By the end of Year 4, your child should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table, demonstrating precision and fluency in their work.
Curriculum expectations for Year 4 include to: 
 Count in 6s, 7s, 9s, 25s, 1000s and hundredths ; count backwards through zero to include negative numbers
 Read, write, compare, order and know place value of numbers to at least 10 000 and numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places
 Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000, and decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
 Add and subtract up to fourdigit numbers mentally and using formal written methods
 Recall tables and division facts to 12×12, including x 0
 Multiply three numbers mentally
 Multiply two and threedigit numbers by a onedigit number using formal written layout
 Divide a one or twodigit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of digits
 Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

 Measure and calculate the perimeter of shapes in metres and centimetres
 Find the area of shapes by counting squares
 Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24hour clocks
 Convert between different units of measure e.g. km to m

 Sort and classify quadrilaterals and triangles
 Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientation
 Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
 Describe the position and movement of objects on grids

 Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

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