By year 4 expectations are rising as children’s understanding and knowledge increases. The Primary Framework for Mathematics suggests that children should be able to read, write and understand the following words:
how many are left?
how much less?
how much more?
how many more to make?
and the minus sign (–)
They should know that:
Subtraction is the same as taking away, finding the difference between and complementary addition.
Subtraction is non-commutative.
When a larger number is subtracted from a smaller number, the answer is negative.
Subtracting a number from another makes it smaller.
Subtracting zero makes no difference to a number.
Subtraction is the inverse of addition.
They should have good mental strategies for solving subtraction problems with simple numbers.
These two free maths worksheets can be used as a check to see whether some of these fundamentals have been understood.
- Free Year 4 Maths Worksheets
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