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Mathematics / Year 4 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

Curriculum content descriptions

Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA073)

  • recognising and demonstrating that the place-value pattern is built on the operations of multiplication or division of tens
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Place value,  Associativity


Let's party!

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Multiplication: 2 digit by 2 digit numbers: video and teaching guide

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Counting games - years 1 and 2

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Sites2See – number for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of number in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.


reSolve: Place Value: Cartoon Counting

This lesson engages students in investigating place value by considering a counting system using base 8. Students are challenged to imagine how place value would work in a cartoon world where everyone only had eight fingers. They engage in activities with counting blocks, representing numbers in base 10 and in base 8 and ...


Wishball challenge: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting number. Be careful not to overshoot ...


reSolve: Algebra: Chess - The King

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reSolve: Authentic Problems: 10000 Centicubes

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Efficient strategies: Year 4 – planning tool

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Decimal fractions video

Use this video to explore decimal fractions, how they are represented and how we use them in day-to-day contexts.


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In this lesson, students use a simulated garden bed to explore tenths. They explore fractions within simulated Asian gardening plots. They draw garden beds, allocate fractions to fruit plants, and combine fractions to understand tenths. Through creativity and discussion, they grasp the concept of fractions as parts of a ...


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Test your understanding of decimal place value with numbers that include hundredths. Receive a starting number, such as 46.87, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 85.32. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. ...


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This is a 16-page guide for teachers. This module continues the consideration of whole numbers.