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# National Curriculum: Addition and Sub Year 4 - Making Connections

Created on 14 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 09 April 2014 by ncetm_administrator

# Making Connections

Teachers should use every relevant subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the national curriculum.

Teachers should develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.

(National Curriculum in England Framework Document, September 2013, p10)

## Connections within Mathematics

### Making connections to other topics within this year group

When working on addition and subtraction and/or measurement, there are opportunities to make connections between them. Examples include:

• Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
• Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

### Making connections to this topic in adjacent year groups

#### Year 3

• Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
• Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
• Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

#### Year 5

• Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
• Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers
• Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
• Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

## Cross-curricular and real life connections

Learners will encounter addition and subtraction in many real life contexts:

• When shopping, children will be required to find totals, calculate change and estimate costs in pounds and pence.
• Planning a budget for various projects will involve a great deal of calculation
• Practical tasks such as designing models and packaging, and calculating perimeters for fencing and borders will all involve addition and subtraction skills.

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