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. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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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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 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides 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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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.

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 Cards 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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Extension

Extension

This multiply 4 digits by 2 digits extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the multiply 4 digits by 2 digits.

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Maths Challenge

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.