Y6 Maths

Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits Lesson

This Year 6 Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits lesson covers the prior learning of multiplying 3 digits by 2 digits and multiplying 4 digits by 1 or 2 digits, before moving onto the main skill of multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits.

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 6: (6C7a) Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
Mathematics Year 6: (6C8) Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of place value of 1s, 10s and 100s, before moving onto the main skill of multiply 4 digits by 2 digits. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Modelling Powerpoint

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.

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Video Tutorial

In this Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits Video Tutorial, Martin shows pupils how to multiply a 2-digit number by a 4-digit number.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps multiplying 3 digits by 2 digits and multiplying 4 digits by 1 or 2 digits, before moving onto the main skill of multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Multiply 3 Digits by 2 Digits activity checks pupils' understanding of multiplying 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. 

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Multiply 2 Digits by 2 Digits activity comprises questions designed to check pupils' understanding of calculating the product of two 2-digit numbers.

2 Practical Activities

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Supporting Activities

Supporting Activities

This Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits supporting activities sheet contains suggestions for additional tasks you might wish to use to support pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the lesson.

2 Varied Fluency

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of multiply 4 digits by 2 digits.

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Matching Activity

Pupils can use this Year 6 Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits Matching Activity to practise multiplying 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method.

4 Extension

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Multiply 4 Digits by 2 Digits Maths Challenge aims to develop pupils' ability to accurately multiply 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers and consolidate their ability to use column multiplication.

2 Reasoning & Problem Solving

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Discussion Problem

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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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

2 Additional Activities

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

This resource is aimed at Year 6 Expected and has been designed to give children the opportunity to consolidate the skills they have learned in the Autumn Block 2 Four Operations Block.

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Autumn week 2 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets.

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Learning Video Clip

Learning Video Clip

Renata is an astronaut who is travelling to the alien planet Zelonia 7Z3, to research the life forms inhabiting that world. Help her and the alien Oziel to overcome the problems they face by multiplying 4-digit by 2-digits numbers.