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LO: I can use the (expanded) written method for multiplication.


Well done for your hard work with addition and subtractions. Really impressed with how many of you remember the process. Great work :o)

We are moving onto multiplication and division this week. Today we are looking at the expanded method.


Watch the video to remind yourself how to do it.


There are 3 challenges again, year 3 aim for challenge 1 and 2 unless you feel confident and want to push yourself. Year 4 aim for challenge 2 and 3.


Top tips for the written method for multiplication  

ü  Put the HTOs at the top.

ü  Make sure you follow the columns.

ü  Always start with the ones column.

ü  Break it down to multiply the ones and then the tens.


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