Year 4 Efficient Multiplication

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 4 Efficient Multiplication activity checks pupils’ understanding of different methods for carrying out multiplication. Pupils will complete efficient methods by adding in the missing numbers, determine which method shown is not efficient, and use problem solving to determine the starting number of a calculation.
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National Curriculum Objectives

Number – Multiplication and Division

(4C6a) Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
(4C6b) Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers
(4C6c) Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
(4C8) Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects