Y4 Maths

Counting Squares Lesson

This Year 4 Counting Squares lesson covers the prior learning of Measure Perimeter, before moving onto the main skill of counting squares.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step hereThe 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: (4M7b) Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of Measure Perimeter, before moving onto the main skill of counting squares. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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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.

1 Prior Learning

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This Year 4 Counting Squares lesson covers the prior learning of Measure Perimeter, before moving onto the main skill of counting squares.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Video Tutorial

In this Measure Perimeter Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to measure the lengths of shapes and calculate the distance around a 2D shape.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Calculate the Perimeter Matching Game checks your child's understanding of calculating the perimeter of 2D shapes. Pupils need to match the shapes to the correct perimeter.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Calculate the Perimeter Game includes five different questions about calculating the perimeter of given shapes.

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Worksheet

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

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Counting Squares Interactive Animation supports pupils’ understanding of area by counting squares.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Counting Squares Game includes three questions designed to check pupils' understanding of finding area by counting squares.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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This Year 4 Area by Counting Squares Maths Challenge checks your pupils' understanding of calculating area by counting squares.