After our hard work developing our place value skills, we are now working on applying this knowledge to addition and subtraction questions (up to 7-digits). The class have explored estimating before calculating an answer using rounding to ensure they know what their answer should be close to. We have looked at using resources, the bar model and the column method to calculate our answers.
As we have developed our fluency, we are now focusing on our reasoning and problem solving skills, relating to addition and subtraction. We have explored missing numbers problems, word problems and looking at finding different solutions to the same problem. The children have been working really hard at using sentence starters to explain their answers.
In maths this week, we have been focusing on subtracting using decimals and their measuring skills. The children worked together to accurately measure their height and their arm span, ensuring that they were using the measuring equipment precisely. They have then calculated the difference between their height and their arm span using column subtraction.