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Efficient Multiplication Lesson

This Year 4 Efficient Multiplication lesson covers the prior learning of partitioning and factor pairs, before moving onto the main skill of efficient multiplication.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective

Mathematics Year 4: (4C6a) Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

Mathematics Year 4: (4C6c) Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations

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2 Teaching Support

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Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of partitioning and factor pairs, before moving onto the main skill of efficient multiplication. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

PowerPoint from the old Resource Pack

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Modelling Powerpoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of partitioning and factor pairs, before moving onto the main skill of efficient multiplication.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Partitioning Numbers Game checks pupils’ understanding of partitioning 4-digit numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Factor Pairs IWB Activity includes three questions designed to check pupils' understanding of factor pairs.

2 Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency from the old Resource Pack

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Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Efficient Multiplication activity checks pupils' understanding of different methods for carrying out multiplication.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Efficient Multiplication Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of the different methods of mental multiplication.

2 Reasoning & Problem Solving

Reasoning and Problem Solving from the old Resource Pack

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Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Mixed Practice

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of efficient multiplication.

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Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Maths Challenge Activity

This Year 4 Efficient Multiplication Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of selecting the most efficient methods of multiplication.

2 Homework

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Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Consolidation of Steps 3-5 Year 4 Multiplication and Division Learning Video Clip

Estrid and her Viking clan near the settlement of a tribe. They need help predicting how far they have travelled before discovering that the tribe are excellent farmers and want to take the tribe’s land for their own. They work out how many crops each field can hold and then go on to challenge the leader of he tribe to take control of the settlement.

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Consolidation Pack

This Multiplication and Division Consolidation Year 4 resource will help your pupils consolidate their understanding of Spring Block 1: Multiplication and Division. This resource is themed around giving children the chance to help run a museum. The questions in this pack will help you identify children working at the expected level.