UKS2 (Year 5 and Year 6) - short multiplication of up to 6 digit numbers and numbers to 3dps

-To show a range of multiplication methods.

Main Lesson:
- To multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using a formal written method (Year 5)
- To multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using a formal written method (Year 5)
- To use multiplication, including formal written methods, applying it to integers and decimals, (KS3)

This lesson consists of:

A connect starter reviewing prior learning with regard to multiplication methods

An Interactive Whiteboard teaching introduction for both Notebook and ActivInspire, to teach how to lay-out short multiplication and to test the children’s ability to solve short multiplication problems.

A 4 way differentiated series of calculations (including a Challenge Activity) where children are expected to solve a series short multiplication problems, and one Word Problem per ability group. Answers are supplied to ease marking.

An AFL / Next Steps task based on previous SATs questions, which requires children to apply their knowledge of short multiplication to more challenging problems.
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  • Upper-Key-Stage-2-Week-3-Day-1-planning----short-multiplication.docx
  • UKS2---Term-1---Week-3---Day-1-Starter---short-multiplication.pptx
  • UKS2---Term-1---Week-3---Day-1---to-use-short-multiplication.flipchart
  • UKS2---Term-1---Week-3---Day-1---to-use-short-multiplication.notebook
  • Upper-Key-Stage-2-Week-3-Day-1---to-use-short-multiplication.docx

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Created: Jun 22, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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Lesson starter

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