Number and Place Value
Number and place value
There have been considerable changes in the latest Year 4 Programme of Study; perhaps the main point being that children will be expected to work with larger numbers and more complex decimals and fractions.
To summarise: pupils should be taught to
• count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000
• find 1000 more or less than a given number
• count backwards through zero to include negative numbers
• recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones)
• order and compare numbers beyond 1000
• identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
• round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
• solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers
• read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.
During Year 4 children are expected to become fluent in the order and place value of numbers beyond 1000. They will also be expected to extend their knowledge of the number system to include decimals and fractions. We have a superb collection of resources to meet these challenges.
Partitioning and place value
Partitioning numbers in the thousands and understanding place value.
Rounding and estimating
Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
Comparing and ordering numbers
Order numbers in the thousands and finding more than and less than.
Counting on and back
Counting on and back including counting in 25s.
Read and understand negative numbers in practical situations.
Understanding decimal fractions including tenths and hundredths.
Further activities for Year 4 including Roman numerals and calculator skills