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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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Today we are going to be focusing on quartering numbers/quantity.


Open up the ‘Quarters of Quantity PowerPoint’ and work through it. It is a little bit complicated so do not worry too much if the children do not understand it fully. Try watching this YouTube clip to help:


For your activity today, I would like you to draw out four large circles onto some paper. You are then going to find objects from around you house (small ones) and you will be dividing them equally between the four circles to help you work out what a quarter is. For example, if you have 12 stones and you share them between the circles how many will be in each circle? Yes, 3, well done!  I would like you to do this with the following numbers. 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24. Each time you do a number I would then like you to write a sentence to match – For example, A quarter of 4 is 1. I hope this makes sense! Give it a go and see how you get on!