Y4 Maths

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. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for those steps here and here. 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: (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

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

Mathematics Year 4: (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

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Lesson Slides

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.

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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

Worksheet

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

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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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.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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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.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

This efficient multiplication extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the efficient multiplication 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.