Y4 Maths

Checking Strategies Lesson

This Year 4 Checking Strategies lesson covers the prior learning of checking answers, before moving onto the main skill of checking strategies.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 4: (4C3) Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This Year 4 Checking Strategies lesson covers the prior learning of checking answers, before moving onto the main skill of checking strategies.

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Interactive Animation Activity

This Year 3 Check Answers Interactive Animation consists of 3 questions to consolidate pupils' understanding of using the inverse operation to check if a calculation is correct.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of checking answers, before moving onto the main skill of checking strategies. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorials

In this Checking Strategies Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to use the inverse operation to check the answers of calculations.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of checking strategies.

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Matching Cards Activity

This Year 4 Inverse Operations Matching Cards Game checks pupils' understanding of using the inverse to check whether an answer is correct.

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Interactive Animation Activity

This Year 4 Checking Strategies Interactive Animation comprises four questions that are designed to check pupils' understanding of using the inverse operation to check addition and subtraction calculations.

4 Extension

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Extension

This checking strategies extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the checking strategies lesson.