10 times more fun

Year 3 have been working hard on mastering multiplication this week. As well as regular times table practice, we have been looking at the patterns involved in multiplying a number by 10 and a 100.  


Take 9 x 10 for example....


Or using our knowledge of 6 x 7...


...to solve 60 x 70... 



How can you help?  

Help your child to learn all times table up to 12 x 12 so that they can recall them quickly out of sequence. We are particularly focusing on 3x, 4x, 6x and 8x tables to build on last year's work on 2x, 5x and 10x tables. 


Ask them to multiply any number by 10 "moving one column to the left", and by 100 "move 2 columns to the left", and the reverse for division.


Practice using written multiplication using the following method, which uses the times table knowledge that they have to solve by 'chunking'.