Year 4 Probability and estimates worksheets
Before we do a calculation it’s useful to make a quick estimate. This helps because when we complete the calculation we will know if we are right or not based on the closeness to the estimation.Can you estimate the answers to the following? Remember to estimate, don’t do the working out!
This is a game for 2 to 4 players. The aim of the game is to correctly estimate the correct price of an item. The game host holds all the item cards. Players are assigned an item and take it in turns to guess the price. The person closest to the correct answer ‘wins’ that item and is given the card. The first person with 3 cards wins!
Playing with cards might seem old-fashioned in our screen-loving age, but maths card games will help your child become fluent and confident with numbers – without them even realising they're exercising their maths thinking brain. From number bonds to fractions and probability, try some of our traditional or adapted card games to practise basic maths concepts.
Susie has worked out answers to these calculations. Have a look through and estimate what you think the answer should be. Don’t spend ages working out the exact answer! Give Susie a tick if you think she is right or a cross if you think she is wrong. In the last column, explain why she is right or wrong. Afterwards, use a calculator to check whether Susie’s answers were right or not.
Add an extra learning dimension to family game time – try one of our Cool Maths board games and help reinforce your child's knowledge of number bonds, percentages and fractions while you play. Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, this maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.