Primary maths: Multiplication and division

Sian Evans
07th November 2018

Avoid muddles with multiplication and drama when dividing using these comprehensive resources

Finding new and engaging ways to teach bread-and-butter topics can be a struggle, but every teacher knows that students need to grasp the basics and feel confident before moving on to trickier concepts. Keep things interesting with this hand-picked selection of resources, offering something a little bit different.

Resources for multiplication

Multiplication Dice Games

Multiplication Dice Games include 15 game boards! You only need 2 dice, game pieces, and players. Just print and play! All games use 2 dice with the factors 1-6. The game boards are fun and engaging to motivate students to practice their multiplication facts!

If you are teaching beginning multiplication or just need games to reinforce multiplication facts 1-6, this is the download for you.

15 Dice Games Include:
Bubble Math (2 game boards)
Balloon Multiplication
Multiplication at the Beach
Array Bingo Game
Array Game
Race to the Top
Multiplication Race
Multiplication Bingo
Multiplication Buzz
Multiplication Yatzee
Roll Em’
Dice Game
Multiplication Rollers

Also included: Multiplication Table and a Strategy Poster to help struggling students with their multiplication facts.
By teacherstakeout

multiplication smile method

powerpoint and worksheets introducing multiplying using smile method. - differentiated
(using x2, / x2,x5,x10 / x3, x4)
By bonjourmadame

Multiplication Activity: Multiplication Mazes

Multiplication Activity - Multiplication Maze Bundle - 8 Pack!

This fun packed bundle includes eight multiplication mazes with answers. Each maze also has a blank template to allow students to create their own math mazes. These are great to use as early finisher activities, bell ringers, or math warm-ups.

Each maze has intersections which have multiplication problems - but only the intersection which give certain answers can be traveled through.

The Mazes are as follows;
1. Stone Guardian Maze - Find the right path.
2. Ant Maze - Save the queen ant.
3. Island Madness - Find the way through deserted islands to the city.
4. Hidden Temple - Navigate the black forest to the hidden temple!
5. Leprechaun - Help the Leprechaun find his pot of gold!
6. Haunted House - Save the princess from the haunted house.
7. Spaceship Maze - Find your way through the spaceship to stop the aliens
8. Labyrinth - Can you escape the labyrinth?
By WaterfallLearning

Maths: Multiplication and Division Worksheet

Beat the Clock game. Excellent starter, especially if you want them to settle down really quick, I normally put 10 minutes on the stop watch. They then have to complete the questions as quickly as possible they then mark down the time they finish and as a class we mark them. Pupils can try and improve their score and time each time. You can easily change it so it can include decimals to make it more challenging.
By mad80

Resources for division

The Bus Stop method powerpoint

A powerpoint showing the bus stop method for division. Ideal for KS2 and KS3 students.
By bcooper87

Division Board Game

Three differentiated levels of a division board game. Games one and two are most suitable for children who are solving divisions using the grouping method, and the highest level (game 3) is appropriate for children who are confident using short division. It was designed to be used with year 3/4, but it could be adapted for any age, and the numbers changed to create addition/subtraction/multiplication problems.
By Cat In The Hat

Long division

This resource is aimed upper key stage 2/key stage 3 providing a step by step guide to long division using the standard method.
By greenAPL

Division I Have Who Has Game

Its an oldie but a goodie! I have, who has is a favourite with my kids. The reason this resource came into being is because we lost a few of the cards I have had for years and years and our game was kaput. Thus my fresh, new and colourful card game helping us to learn our math facts with multiplication and division. Use it for small guided math groups or centres activities. Perfect for 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade students. Try these out for FREE!

The multiplication cards in my store are an entire class set, with 36 cards showing multiples and factors to practice our multiplication tables up to 10s.
Besides the usual way of playing it across the class, we have been timing ourselves to see how our fluency is developing and improving each week. The kids absolutely LOVE this competition that they have with themselves.

These can of course, also be used for small guided math groups and math centres activities.
For those of you who aren't as old as I am (!), I have included teacher instructions too. 


Susan Powers
By Susan Powers

Resources for both

Multiplication & Division Puzzles

Included in this pack are 9 multiplication puzzles and 9 division puzzles to practise times tables for x2 to x10

How to use:
Simply print the sheets, laminate so they last longer and then cut the hexagons. Students are to then join the hexagons together using multiplication or division facts. The final shape should make a ‘flower’ shape with a hexagon in the middle and 6 around the outside.

These differentiated puzzles can be used in any spare 5-10 minutes. As an early morning consolidation activity or as even as an extension activity for early finishers.

These puzzles cover the NC Programme of Study:
Yr 2 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
Yr 3 - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
Yr 4 - Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

You might be interested in my other multiplication products:
Error Analysis / Spot the Mistake Task Cards for Multiplication in Yr 5 & 6
Error Analysis / Spot the Mistake Task Cards for Multiplication in Yr 3 & 4
Mastering Multiplication Times Tables Printable & Foldable Tests
By Littlesherbetlemon

Ways to Show Multiplication and Division

Use this templates for students to display their understanding of the various strategies to solve a multiplication and division problems. Great to display for parent night!

I suggest printing on larger paper.
By engridhermann

Multiplication and Division Wheels - lift the flap

Multiplication and Division wheels for the x1 to x12 facts.

A great ‘craftivity’ to help your students learn and practise the instant recall of their multiplication and division facts.

How to make:
♦ colour / decorate
♦ cut out the two wheels and along the dotted lines between the numbers
♦ glue the top and bottom wheels together (in the centre only)
♦ fold back the flaps
♦ write the answers under the flaps
♦ ready to use!

Two formats:
♦ with a robot graphic.
♦ plain so your students can decorate and personalise their own wheel.

♦ 12 multiplication wheels with a robot graphic.
♦ 12 multiplication wheels without a graphic.
♦ 12 division wheels with a robot graphic.
♦ 12 division wheels without a graphic.
♦ Instruction sheet.

Designed on A4 size paper.

The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’.


© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
By swelch_resources

Multiplication & Division Games

Games to reinforce Multiplication & Division tables. Children to throw dice/or any other means of getting a number as a number to be multiplied or divided by the outside numbers.
By iffatsardharwalla

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