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Mental Multiplication and Division

Mental Multiplication and Division Example

It’s time to build up those maths muscles! These five lessons focus on building your children’s abilities to manipulate numbers with confidence and draw upon their times tables knowledge to mentally solve both multiplication and division calculations. Throughout, there are plenty of opportunities for children to practise and improve their speed and accuracy when calculating. They are also introduced to the use of brackets in number sentences and how they may be used to help when solving calculations.

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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; Primes and Factors; Adjusting Near Multiples; Multiplying Decimals; and Distribution 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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Focus on building up your children’s abilities to quickly manipulate numbers when calculating by identifying common multiples of one-digit numbers. While looking at the special properties of numbers which have common multiples, children will also identify prime numbers to 100.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Primes and Factors

Mental Multiplication and Division: Primes and Factors

Lesson #2
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Take a step closer to becoming master manipulators of numbers! In this lesson, children will identify the factors of some two-digit numbers, then identify which of these have some special qualities. They may identify two-digit numbers whose factors, when totalled, equal more than the original number. Some children may also find all of the prime factors of some two-digit numbers by drawing factor trees.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Multiplying Decimals

Mental Multiplication and Division: Multiplying Decimals

Lesson #3
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Let’s multiply decimal numbers! The included slides with this lesson clearly explain strategies your children can use to help them multiply decimal numbers less than one — and more than one — mentally. Additionally, some children may begin to explore ways in which brackets can be used in number sentences, both to help when working out which parts to solve first, and to show how they have mentally solved calculations.

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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 focuses on a crucial skill for mental multiplication: adjusting near multiples of ten. The included slides clearly explain how to do this mentally, and children may also use brackets in number sentences to show this process. Both of the included activities provide opportunities for children to practise these skills.

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Mental Multiplication and Division: Distribution and Brackets

Mental Multiplication and Division: Distribution and Brackets

Lesson #5
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Another key skill for mental division is addressed in this lesson: identifying near multiples of the divisor. The slides show clearly how this may be done by drawing on your times tables knowledge. A straightforward explanation of a distribution method for mental division calculations is also shown — children may use whichever method they feel is most appropriate, or that they are more confident using. Following this, there’s a choice of two activities where children will have to mentally divide.

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Curriculum Objectives (2)


Maths Objectives

  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers

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