Term 2 3rd and 4th Classes

Term 2 3rd and 4th Classes
Third and Fourth Class
This month the children will be learning about fractions and decimals.
Their dictionaries will be filled with fraction facts and decimal facts.
Here are some of the facts that need to be learned in this unit of maths.
3 rd Class
1/10 is equal to 0.1
2/10 is equal to 0.2
3/10 is equal to 0.3
4/10 is equal to 0.4
5/10 is equal to 0.5
6/10 is equal to 0.6
7/10 is equal to 0.7
8/10 is equal to 0.8
9/10 is equal to 0.9
10/10 is equal to 1.0
Practise counting in decimals 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4….. up to 5
There are ten tenths in one whole.
There are eight eights in one whole
There are four quarters in one whole.
4 th Class
Converting decimals to fractions and vice versa
0.01 is equal to 1/100
0.02 is equal to 2/100
0.11 is equal to 11/100
0.22 is equal to 22/100
1.11 is equal to 1 11/100
3.45 is equal to 3 45/10o
3 3/100 is equal to 3.03
4 56/100 is equal to 4.56
It helps to talk about money when doing these types of sums. Ask: would you rather a tenth of a euro or a hundredth of a euro? Why?
Place mats will be used in school and may be sent home to reinforce the topic.


The children will be learning about capacity in February. The following facts will be written into their maths dictionaries throughout the month.
1000ml = 1 litre
500ml = ½ litre = 0.5 L
250ml = ¼ litre = 0.25 L
750ml = ¾ litre = 0.75 L
Lines and Angles
Parallel lines are lines that never meet.
Perpendicular lines form a right angle.
Vertical lines go up and down.
Horizontal lines go across.
An equilateral triangle has three equal sides and three equal angles.
An isosceles triangle has two equal sides and two equal angles.
A scalene triangle has no equal sides and no equal angles.
A right angle is 90 degrees. Use the corner of your copybook to measure a right angle.

2D Shapes
A square has four equal sides.
A rectangle has four sides with opposite sides being equal.
A hexagon has six sides.
An octagon has eight sides.
A nonagon has nine sides.
A decagon has ten sides.
Tessellate means to fit together without leaving spaces.

Third and Fourth
This month the children will be learning about money.
Give your child opportunities to handle money.
Money facts to be learned:
There are 100 cent in €1.
€1.00 = 100c
€2.00 = 200c
50c = €0.50
5c = €0.05c
The children will be recording money using the euro symbol and the decimal point.
They will be adding and subtracting money.

Product means multiply, find the product of 2 and 5
Groups of means multiply, 2 groups of 5
Times means multiply, 2 times 5
Lots of means multiply 2 lots of 5

The children will be problem solving using multiplication.
Multiplying a two digit number by a one digit number.
Multiplying a two digit number by a two digit number.

This month the children will be learning about time. The following time facts need to be learned.

There are 24 hours in a day.
There are 14 days in a fortnight.
There are 7 days in a week.
There are 60 minutes in an hour.
Rhyme: 30 days has September, April, June and November all the rest have 31, except February alone has 28 and 29 in a leap year.
A leap year happens every 4 years.
Reading time in five minute intervals both on digital and analogue clocks.

Give your child every opportunity to tell the time. Ask them the time at regular intervals.
There are 1000ml in 1 litre
1/2 L = 500ml = 0.5L
1/4 L = 250ml = 0.25L
3/4 L = 750ml = 0.75 L
1/10 L = 100ml = 0.1L