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LO: I can use the short written method for multiplication.


Today after using the expanded method yesterday we are going to move onto the short written method. Year 3 this maybe a step too far for now so if you would feel happier continuing to use the expanded method please do so and choose challenge 3. If you are ready to move on then do challenge 2.


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.

Multiplication with an exchange

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