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# Maths

Multiplication and Division

To begin this term we have been looking at formal written methods of multiplication and division.

We use short multiplication for questions such as 2834 x 6.

We use long multiplication for questions such as 2834 x 46.

We use short division for questions such as 4584 ÷ 4.

Fractions

We have spent a long time learning about using fractions.

We have been learning about converting fractions to find equivalencies. We also learnt about how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.

We then applied this to adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.

To challenge ourselves further, we also worked on adding and subtracted mixed numbers.

Decimals and percentages

Towards the end of the term, we have been learning about decimals and percentages.

We have learnt about tenths, hundredths and thousandths. As well as writing numbers that included these place values as decimals, we also learned how to convert these to fractions and mixed numbers.

We have looked at percentages as being 'parts of a hundred' and have investigated fraction, decimal and percentage equivalencies. We have also learnt how to calculate percentages of amounts.

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