This term in Maths we will be covering the topics:
'Multiplication and Division (2)' and 'Statistics'
Multiplication and Division (2)
This unit focuses on two methods of division (grouping and sharing), and how to calculate using these two di? erent strategies. Children will be introduced to the division sign (÷). Children will learn the importance of equal groups when dividing, and how to distinguish between the number of equal groups and the number in one group. Children will be introduced to the bar model to represent both grouping and sharing problems. Within this unit, children will also make the link between division and multiplication facts. They will be asked to match a multiplication sentence to the inverse division sentence, and to work out missing numbers based on facts from one of the operations. Children will use a 100 square to spot patterns for numbers that can be divided by 2, 5 and 10. They will make generalisations between different division facts and fact families, for example, all numbers that can be divided by 5 end in 0 or 5. Children will also build on their knowledge of dividing by 2 to explore what it means for a number to be even and odd. They will start to recognise when numbers are odd by considering the ones digit.
This unit is important because it is the first time children will have been introduced to statistics. The unit shows children how data can be collected effectively and then represented in a number of different ways. The unit will require children to use a range of different skills such as calculating and problem solving. These are great ways to consolidate prior learning. Children will be introduced to several different representations in the form of charts and diagrams and to some new mathematical language