# Area

The area of a shape is a measure of the two dimensional space that it covers. A shape’s area is measured in squares, eg square centimetres, square metres and square kilometres.

A simple formula for calculating the area of a rectangular shape is to multiply it’s width by it’s length

e.g.  7 x 4 = 28 cm2

How would you calculate the area of a compound shape (2 rectangles attached to each other)? # Describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant Next week we will be asking you to describe the position of items on a grid using coordinates.  This involves reading the letter from the bottom axis and number from the axis on the left.

E.g the mountains are at H,3 and I,3.

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Just to give you a heads up on Maths for the coming week.  It’s fractions again!  Through arithmetic you have already shown you have a good understanding of adding and subtracting fractions.  Always remember that you don’t do anything with the denominator only the numerator.  Here is an example.

4/8 + 3/8 = 7/8

7/9 - 5/9 = 2/9

See you Monday

# Fractions

Next week we will be exploring fractions. We will be focussing on recognising and showing, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.  Equivalent fractions are fractions that look different but show (equal) the same amount. Using the example above, challenge your children with similar types of fractions.  What would be the equivalent of a half, or quarter?

Have fun.