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## Building a Strong Maths Foundation

### Numbers

Year 4 is all about solidifying basic mathematical operations.

### Addition and subtraction

Adding and subtracting whole numbers (including multi-digit numbers) fluently.

### Multiplication and division

Mastering multiplication tables up to 12×12 and understanding division as the inverse of multiplication. They should be able to solve problems involving multiplication and division with whole numbers.

### Fractions

Year 4 dives deeper into fractions, focusing on recognising and comparing fractions with different denominators. Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

### Calculating

Year 4 students will develop their problem-solving skills by:

Estimating and rounding numbers to a suitable degree of accuracy

Using appropriate mathematical vocabulary (e.g., sum, difference, product, quotient)

## Expanding Mathematical Horizons

### Measurement

Year 4 students will explore measurement in more depth, learning to:

• Convert between different units of measurement (e.g., meters to centimetres, grams to kilograms)
• Measure and calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles (including squares)
• Measure and record time (including using a 12-hour clock and reading analog clocks)

### Geometry

Year 4 introduces basic geometric concepts, including:

• Identifying and classifying 2D shapes (e.g., triangles, squares, pentagons)
• Recognising angles and classifying them as right, acute, or obtuse
• Understanding lines of symmetry in 2D shapes

### Data Handling

Year 4 students will be introduced to basic data handling skills, learning to:

• Collect, organise, and represent data using pictograms, bar charts, and tally charts
• Interpret and analyse simple data sets

### Developing Mathematical Confidence

By the end of Year 4, students should be comfortable applying these mathematical skills to solve problems in real-world contexts.

### Reasoning

Year 4 students should be able to explain their thinking and justify their answers mathematically.

### Problem-solving

They should be able to approach problems strategically, break them down into smaller steps, and persevere until they find a solution.

Remember, this is a guideline! Some Year 4 students may be ahead of this benchmark, while others may need more time to solidify these concepts. The most important thing is to encourage a love of learning and a positive attitude towards maths.

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## Ninja Maths for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Maths Journey

As a parent, you want to see your child thrive in maths. But how can you support their learning journey at home in a fun and engaging way?

Look no further than Ninja Maths! Here’s a guide to using Ninja Maths resources effectively, creating a positive learning environment, and celebrating your child’s progress.

## Creating a Ninja Maths Oasis

### Find the Focus Zone

Dedicate a quiet, well-lit space free from distractions. This could be a desk in their room or a designated corner of the living room.

### Gather the Gear

Have all the necessary supplies like pencils, erasers, a sharpener, and maybe even some fun maths manipulatives (counters, blocks, etc.) readily available.

### Embrace Technology

If your child learns best visually, have a computer or tablet handy to access the Ninja Maths resources.

## Making Maths a Fun Adventure

### Short Bursts of Learning

Keep sessions short and engaging. Aim for 15-30 minutes of focused Ninja Maths practice depending on your child’s age and attention span.

### Start with the Familiar

Begin with concepts your child is already comfortable with. This builds confidence and makes learning new things less daunting.

### Let Games Lead the Way

Ninja Maths offers a variety of learning through activities. Let your child take the lead and choose what interests them.

### Join the Fun

Participate alongside your child! Work on problems together, explain concepts in your own words, or even have a friendly maths competition.

## Celebrating the Ninja Spirit

### Acknowledge the Effort

Praise your child’s dedication and focus, not just getting the right answer.

### Reward Progress

Use the Ninja Maths reward system! Celebrate earning virtual stickers and completing worksheets with a high five or a small treat.

### Track the Wins

Keep a record of your child’s accomplishments, whether it’s mastering a new concept or completing a challenging worksheet. This builds a sense of pride and motivates them to keep learning.

### Focus on the Journey

Learning is a process, not a destination. Encourage your child to embrace challenges and view mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.

## Beyond Ninja Maths

### Connect Maths to the Real World

Help your child see how maths is used in everyday life. Cook a recipe together, calculate grocery costs, or measure ingredients for a science experiment.

### Make Learning Fun Everywhere

Play maths games on car rides, incorporate counting and sorting into everyday activities, or challenge your child with age-appropriate maths riddles.

### Positive Reinforcement is Key

Maintain a positive and encouraging attitude towards maths. Avoid phrases like “I was never good at maths” and focus on the joy of discovery and problem-solving.

Remember, you are your child’s biggest cheerleader! By creating a fun and supportive learning environment with the help of Ninja Maths resources, you can empower your child to develop a positive relationship with maths and become a confident and successful learner.

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## Real World Problem Solving: Ninja Maths Week 21 Workpack

Imagine you and your friends are planning a pizza party. How many slices does each person get if you order a large pizza with 12 slices and there are 4 of you?

You’re saving up for a new video game that costs £25. You have £10 saved already. How much more money do you need to reach your goal?

You’re baking cookies and the recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, but you only have a measuring cup in ½ cup increments. How many ½ cup measurements do you need to equal 1 cup?

These are all situations where a sprinkle of Ninja Maths comes in handy!

## Ninja Maths to the Rescue!

With Ninja Maths, you’ll learn problem-solving skills that will make you a Maths Ninja in any situation! Here’s how:

### Step-by-Step Approach

We break down problems into easy-to-understand steps, just like figuring out how many slices of pizza each person gets at your party.

### Word Problems that Make Sense

Our word problems are based on real-life scenarios you can relate to, like saving up for that new video game.

### Practice Makes Perfect

The more you practice with our worksheets, the more confident you’ll become at tackling any maths problem that comes your way, from baking cookies to conquering video game challenges!

## Maths Skills for Everyday Life

By mastering problem-solving with Ninja Maths, you’ll be prepared for anything:

### Planning and Budgeting

You’ll be able to plan movie nights with friends, calculate how much allowance you need to save for that new toy, or figure out how much candy you can buy with your birthday money.

### Logical Thinking

Maths problems help you think critically and logically, a skill that comes in handy not only in maths class but also in everyday decision-making.

### Confidence Booster

When you can solve real-world problems with maths, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and makes you feel like a superstar!

## The World is Full of Maths Problems

Once you start looking, you’ll see maths problems everywhere! Here’s a fun challenge:

Look around your room and see if you can find 3 things that are the same length, 2 things that are wider than your pencil, and 1 thing that’s square. How did maths help you find these objects?

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## Battling Maths Anxiety: How Ninja Maths Makes Numbers Fun and Builds Confidence

Many children experience maths anxiety, a feeling of fear or apprehension towards maths.

This can hinder their learning and enjoyment of the subject.

But fear not, Ninja Maths is here to transform maths from a monster into a fun and rewarding adventure!

## Why Maths Anxiety Happens

Maths anxiety can stem from various factors, including:

### Negative Past Experiences

Struggles with maths in the past can lead to a feeling of inadequacy and avoidance.

### Performance Pressure

The fear of getting answers wrong or being judged can create anxiety.

### Lack of Confidence

Children who don’t believe they’re “good” at maths might be less likely to engage with the subject.

## How Ninja Maths Combats Maths Anxiety

Ninja Maths uses a unique approach to tackle these challenges and build a strong foundation in maths.

### Practice with Fun

Ninja Maths uses interactive games, puzzles, and engaging activities that make practicing maths concepts enjoyable. This fosters a positive association with maths, reducing anxiety and turning practice into playtime.

A useful theme used throughout Ninja Maths are real-world examples and questions.

### Focus on Mastery, not Speed

The emphasis is on understanding concepts thoroughly, not rushing through problems. This reduces the pressure to get the answer “right” the first time and allows children to learn from mistakes in a safe environment.

### Celebrating Small Wins

Ninja Maths rewards progress with regular achievements, boosting confidence and providing a sense of accomplishment. This motivates children to keep learning and tackling new challenges.

## The Power of Practice-Repeat-Refine

The practice-repeat-refine approach at the core of Ninja Maths is crucial for building confidence and competence:

### Practice Makes Progress

Repeated exposure to maths concepts strengthens understanding and builds fluency.

### Repeating with Variation

Ninja Maths offers different exercises and activities to reinforce the same concept, preventing boredom and keeping things interesting.

### Refining Skills

Through regular practice, children can identify areas that require more work and refine their skills progressively.

## The Ninja Maths Advantage

By making maths real-world and fun, reducing pressure, and emphasising mastery, Ninja Maths helps children overcome anxiety and develop a positive relationship with maths. Here’s what Ninja Maths offers:

### Engaging Content

Aligned with the curriculum, Ninja Maths offers age-appropriate challenges that keep children engaged and motivated.

### Building a Strong Foundation

Mastering basic maths skills early on sets children up for success in more complex maths concepts later. This also helps with other STEM subjects such as Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Biology.

### Confidence Boost

As children progress through Ninja Maths worksheets and activities, they gain confidence in their maths abilities.

## Empowering Future Mathematicians

With Ninja Maths, children transform from maths-anxious students into confident problem-solvers. The practice-repeat-refine approach equips them with the skills and positive attitude needed to excel in maths and beyond.

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## Are numeracy and mathematics the same?

From counting toys to figuring out how much pizza to order, using numbers is a big part of daily life. But there’s a difference between how we use numbers in everyday situations and how we delve deeper into the world of maths.

Here’s a breakdown of numeracy and maths, keeping in mind the UK Maths Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2):

## Numeracy: Your Everyday Maths Toolkit

Imagine numeracy as your handy toolbox filled with essential tools for using numbers in everyday situations. These tools include:

### Counting

The foundation of everything! Counting toys, friends, or stairs helps you understand quantities and compare them (more, less, the same).

### Basic Arithmetic

Adding sweets you share with a friend, subtracting those you eat, or knowing how many slices of cake to cut for everyone – these everyday problems involve addition, subtraction, and sometimes, simple multiplication.

### Measurement

Estimating the length of your jump rope or comparing the height of toy blocks helps develop an understanding of measurement concepts.

### Interpreting

Reading clocks, understanding weather charts, or following a recipe all involve interpreting information presented with numbers.

### The UK Curriculum

The UK Maths Curriculum for Key Stage 1 focuses on building these numeracy skills, which are essential for navigating everyday life with confidence.

## Ninja Maths: Diving Deeper into the Numbers

Maths is like exploring a vast and exciting world beyond everyday applications. It delves deeper into the theoretical and abstract concepts behind numbers, shapes, patterns, and relationships. Here’s what you might encounter:

### Complex Calculations

Maths introduces formulas and equations that allow you to solve more challenging problems, like figuring out the area of a playground or calculating the volume of water needed to fill a swimming pool.

### Proof and Reasoning

Maths goes beyond just getting the answer right. It teaches you how to prove why your answer is correct, using logic and reasoning.

### Advanced Concepts

As you progress in maths, you’ll encounter exciting areas like algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics, each unlocking new ways of thinking about numbers and the world around you.

## Ninja Maths: Building a Strong Foundation in Both

At Ninja Maths, we understand the importance of both numeracy and maths. Our worksheets for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) are designed to:

### Solidify Numeracy Skills

We focus on developing core arithmetic skills like counting, adding, subtracting, and multiplying, ensuring you’re confident with using numbers in everyday situations.

### Introduce Early Maths Concepts

As you progress, we introduce you to basic shapes, patterns, and simple problem-solving, sparking your curiosity and laying the groundwork for future exploration of maths.

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## What’s the difference between maths and numeracy?

Maths (or Math in some regions) and Numeracy are often used interchangeably, but there’s a subtle difference between the two. Here’s how they differ…

## Maths: The Deep Dive

### Focus

Maths delves deeper into the theoretical and abstract concepts of numbers, shapes, patterns, and relationships. It explores these concepts in a more rigorous way, involving proofs, formulas, and complex problem-solving techniques.

### Think of it as…

Imagine maths as a vast library filled with different branches of mathematics like algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. Each section offers a deeper understanding of a specific area of maths.

## Numeracy: Applying the Basics

### Focus

Numeracy emphasises the practical application of mathematical skills in everyday life. It involves using basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to solve problems encountered in daily routines, finances, or even cooking! For example, if a pizza has eight slices, we have three pizzas and there are six of us, how many slices should we each receive?

### Think of it as…

Imagine numeracy as a toolbox containing essential mathematical tools like counting, measuring, estimating, and interpreting data. You can use these tools to tackle various situations that require basic math skills.

## Here’s an analogy

Think of building a house. Maths is like the architectural blueprint, outlining the complex calculations and underlying principles that ensure the house is structurally sound. Numeracy, on the other hand, is like the tools and techniques a builder uses to construct the house using the blueprint (maths) as a guide.

### How Ninja Maths Can Help with Both

Ninja Maths understands the importance of both aspects.

### Build a strong foundation in numeracy

We focus on developing core arithmetic skills like counting, adding, subtracting, and multiplying, ensuring students are confident with the practical application of math.

### Introduce elements of early maths

As students progress, we introduce them to basic concepts like shapes, patterns, and simple problem-solving, laying the groundwork for future exploration of maths.

## In Conclusion

Both maths and numeracy are crucial for success in school and life. Ninja Maths helps students develop a strong foundation in numeracy while introducing them to the exciting world of maths, preparing them for future academic endeavours.

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## Consistent Practice with Ninja Maths Prepares Students for SATs and Scholarships

The road to academic success is paved with consistent practice. This is especially true when it comes to standardised tests like the SATs, which play a crucial role in school admissions and scholarship opportunities.

Here’s how worksheets, used strategically, can be a powerful tool, and how Ninja Maths can help.

## The Power of Consistent Practice

### Building Muscle Memory

Maths is like a language. Consistent practice with worksheets helps internalise core concepts and procedures, making them second nature. This is crucial for tackling long-format questions on the SATs, where speed and accuracy are essential.

### Identifying Knowledge Gaps

Regular practice with worksheets exposes areas where a student might be struggling. This allows for targeted intervention and focused learning, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of all tested topics.

### Developing Test-Taking Stamina

The SATs can be mentally taxing. Regular practice with timed worksheets builds stamina and teaches students to manage their time effectively during the actual test.

### Reinforcing Problem-Solving Skills

Worksheets often present a variety of problems, encouraging students to think critically and develop effective problem-solving strategies. This is essential for tackling the more challenging word problems encountered on the SATs.

If a child in the 9-10 age range is doing well, we recommend to also try the 10-11 age range worksheets to help build confidence and resilience.

## The Ninja Maths Advantage

### Engaging and Interactive

Ninja Maths goes beyond traditional worksheets. They use impactful visuals, gamified elements, and age-appropriate challenges to make practicing math fun and engaging. This keeps students motivated and fosters a positive learning experience.

### Aligned with the Curriculum

Ninja Maths worksheets are designed to complement the UK curriculum, ensuring students are practicing the skills and concepts they’ll encounter on the SATs.

### Differentiation for All Learners

Ninja Maths offers worksheets at various difficulty levels, catering to different learning styles and paces. This ensures all students are challenged appropriately and can progress at their own speed.

### Success Stories

The Ninja Maths website likely showcases real-life examples of students who have benefited from consistent practice. Highlighting these success stories can inspire and motivate other students to embrace regular practice.

## Beyond the SATs: Building a Strong Maths Foundation

Consistent practice with worksheets goes beyond just preparing for tests. It lays a strong foundation for future mathematical endeavours. A solid grasp of core concepts allows students to excel in higher-level math courses and pursue STEM fields with confidence.

## The Takeaway

While there’s no substitute for a well-rounded study plan, consistent practice with engaging worksheets like those offered by Ninja Maths can be a game-changer.

By internalising concepts, building problem-solving skills, and developing test-taking stamina, students can approach the SATs and scholarship opportunities with increased confidence and a higher chance of success. Remember, consistent practice is key to unlocking your full mathematical potential!

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## Crouching Ninja Maths T-Shirt for Kids

New Ninja Maths merchandise – a simple Ninja Maths t-shirt for kids in white, pink, blue, and heliconia (hot-pink).

Available in kids sizes XS to XL:

We’re really happy to partner with Gelato, headquartered in Oslo, Norway for our print-on-demand merchandise.

## Ninja Maths T-Shirt Details

Classic comfort meets color with these soft crew neck t-shirts for kids. These shirts provide the perfect fit and the soft feel essential for everyday wear.

Ribbed collar

100% cotton

Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

Self-fabric back neck tape

Double-needle sleeves and bottom hem

Tubular seam construction

## Ninja Maths Merchandise

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## What should a 7 year old be able to do in maths?

By age 7, most children are in year 2 of primary school in the UK. Here’s a breakdown of some key maths skills your 7-year-old should be developing, along with how Ninja Maths can help them excel.

## Number and Place Value for a 7 Year Old

### Counting confidently

Your child should be able to count fluently up to 100 and beyond, both forwards and backwards.

### Understanding place value

They should grasp the concept of ones, tens, and maybe even hundreds, understanding how digits contribute to the value of a whole number.

### Comparing numbers

Being able to compare numbers (using symbols like <, >, =) is an important skill at this age.

### Ninja Maths Support

Engaging worksheets with counting exercises, number sequencing activities, and place value challenges can solidify these foundational concepts in a fun way.

## Addition and Subtraction for a 7 Year Old

Adding and subtracting single-digit numbers: Fluency in basic addition and subtraction facts (up to 10 or even 20) is a key milestone.

### Solving word problems

Being able to interpret and solve simple word problems involving addition and subtraction is a valuable skill.

### Ninja Maths Support

Interactive worksheets with colourful visuals and age-appropriate challenges help children practice addition and subtraction in various contexts. Games and activities make drilling facts less tedious.

## Multiplication and Division for a 7 Year Old

Understanding multiplication as repeated addition: While formal multiplication tables might not be introduced yet, your child should grasp the concept of multiplication as adding the same number repeatedly.

### Early steps in division

Basic division concepts like sharing a whole into equal parts can be introduced.

### Ninja Maths Support

Ninja Maths provides worksheets that introduce multiplication and division through relatable scenarios and visuals. Engaging activities help children build an understanding of these operations.

## Measurement for a 7 Year Old

### Using measuring tools

Your child might begin to use rulers to measure length in centimetres or simple scales to compare weights.

### Telling time

Understanding basic time concepts like hour and half-hour on an analog clock is a great achievement.

### Ninja Maths Support

Ninja Maths offers worksheets with real-life scenarios that involve measurement. Children can practice measuring objects, comparing lengths, and telling time through interactive activities.

## Geometry for a 7 Year Old

### Recognising common shapes

Shapes like squares, circles, rectangles, and triangles become familiar friends at this age.

### Understanding basic properties

Your child might start to identify properties of shapes like sides and corners.

### Ninja Maths Support

Engaging worksheets and activities present shapes in a way that’s easy to grasp. Games and puzzles make learning about shapes fun.

## Problem-Solving for a 7 Year Old

Applying mathematical concepts: Being able to use learned skills to solve simple word problems or puzzles is a great sign of progress.

### Logical thinking

Encouraging your child to explain their thought process while solving problems helps develop logical thinking skills.

### Ninja Maths Support

Many Ninja Maths worksheets incorporate problem-solving elements, encouraging children to think critically and apply their knowledge in new contexts.

## Remember, every child learns at their own pace

While these are some general benchmarks, the most important thing is to encourage your child’s curiosity and celebrate their progress.

Ninja Maths, with its engaging approach and alignment with the UK curriculum, can be a fantastic tool to support your child’s mathematical journey!

## Additional Tips & Ideas for a 7 Year Old

Make learning maths fun! Play board games that involve counting or simple calculations.

Encourage your child to explore and ask questions.

Use everyday situations like shopping or cooking to practice basic maths skills.

Check out the free resources on the Ninja Maths website https://ninjamaths.com/ to see if their approach resonates with your child.

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## How does Ninja Maths Work?

Ninja Maths takes a unique and engaging approach to helping children learn and master key maths concepts. Here’s how it works:

## Focus on Repetition and Practice

Just like a ninja hones their skills through regular practice, Ninja Maths emphasizes repetition to solidify learning.

The worksheets offer a variety of exercises and challenges that revisit core concepts, allowing children to build fluency and confidence.

This repetitive approach ensures that children don’t just memorise answers but truly understand the underlying mathematical principles.

## Interactive and Engaging Worksheets

Forget dry drills and monotonous exercises! Ninja Maths worksheets are visually appealing and interactive. They use colorful graphics, fun activities, and real-life scenarios to keep children engaged.

Games and puzzles make learning maths enjoyable, helping children retain information more effectively.

## Differentiation for Different Learning Styles

Ninja Maths caters to various learning styles. The worksheets offer a range of activities, from visual exercises to problem-solving challenges. This ensures that every child can find an approach that resonates with them.

The free, weekly worksheets enable more advanced children to easily move up a level if they need to.

## Supporting the UK Maths Curriculum

Ninja Maths worksheets are designed to align with the UK maths curriculum for primary school students (Key Stages 1 and 2). They cover essential areas like number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry, and statistics.

By using Ninja Maths alongside their regular schooling, children can solidify their understanding of curriculum concepts in a fun and interactive way.

## Additional Resources

In addition to the free, weekly worksheet packs, we are constantly adding new and useful workpacks to buy in the Ninja Maths shop.

Each workpack focusses on one topic – for example, Fractions for 8-9 year olds, and Statistics for 10-11 year old.

We also offer generous discounts for bundles of workpacks.

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