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Mental Multiplication and Division

Mental Multiplication and Division Example

The aim of this Year 6 Maths scheme of work is to provide your class with the skills they need in order to solve multiplication and division problems mentally. Full of helpful hints and strategies, this Year 6 'Mental Multiplication and Division' scheme of work will really help your class to become much quicker and more efficient when solving a variety of problems relating to multiplication and division.

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and more, these 'Mental Multiplication and Division' lessons contain all the ingredients for teaching your class how to step their brains up a gear and solve tricky problems without the need to pen and paper!


Complete Series

Mental Multiplication and Division: The Complete Series

Mental Multiplication and Division: The Complete Series

Includes all 5 lessons from the series
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The complete 'Mental Multiplication and Division' series of lessons includes the lessons: Common Multiples; Divisibility Tests; Multiplying Decimals; Adjusting Near Multiples; and Partitioning and Brackets.

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Individual Lessons

Mental Multiplication and Division: Common Multiples

Mental Multiplication and Division: Common Multiples

Lesson #1
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The first lesson in this series starts by reminding your class what a multiple is and finding the multiples for familiar times tables before exploring multiples that are common to two sets of tables, such as common multiples in the 3 and 4 times tables. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Number Cards.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Divisibility Tests

Mental Multiplication and Division: Divisibility Tests

Lesson #2
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This lesson explains that you don't always need to actually do a division calculation to see if a number divides into another number. Your class will be thrilled to know that they do not have to laboriously work through a written division calculation to find out if you can divide by 6578 by 2 but will instead work out how they can apply tests of divisibility to ease their workload! This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Divisibility Test Cards.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Multiplying Decimals

Mental Multiplication and Division: Multiplying Decimals

Lesson #3
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Your class will use their existing knowledge of place value and times tables to learn how to solve calculations involving decimals, such as 0.7 x 9 and 4.5 x 3. They will also explore how to work out 3 related facts from one multiplication or division fact and use these to complete 'fact families'. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Number Card.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Adjusting Near Multiples

Mental Multiplication and Division: Adjusting Near Multiples

Lesson #4
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This lesson starts by explaining what a prime number and shows the prime numbers to 100. It then goes on to show children how multiplying by 19 or 21 is easy when you adjust the number to 20 and adjust accordingly. They will have the chance to also apply this method to 9 and 10, and 49 and 51. This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Multiplication Cards.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Partitioning and Brackets

Mental Multiplication and Division: Partitioning and Brackets

Lesson #5
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The final lesson in this series demonstrates how to use partitioning and brackets to solve multiplication questions. This process will help them to solve TU x U problems mentally by providing a simple structure to follow. They can then wow their friends with their super-speedy calculation skills! This unit contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Number Cards.

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Curriculum Objectives (1)


Maths Objectives

  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers

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