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Challenging multiplication and division (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Games, challenges, investigations and strategies for approaching challenging multiplication and division problems at KS2.

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Maths starter questions
A PowerPoint which recaps on many of the key objectives in the  … read more
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Number mental maths – multiplication and division
Mental maths activities on percentages, square and cubed numbers  … read more
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Finding multiples, factors, square numbers and cubed numbers
A worksheet on working with multiples, factors, squared numbers  … read more
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Finding all possibilities - fish and chips problem
Children work systematically to find all of the possible combinations  … read more
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Key stage 2 number facts revision
A maths revision sheet that addresses the skills of number bonds,  … read more
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Divisibility by 2, 3, 5 and 10
A challenge using rules to test divisibility by 2, 3, 5 and 10.  … read more
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Numeracy practice booklet
This can be used at any level at KS2 to either introduce the  … read more
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Word problems involving money
A selection of word problems with a money theme using all four  … read more
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Multiplication word problems
Differentiated word problems involving the multiplication of  … read more
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BODMAS challenges
A Countdown inspired worksheet to practise BODMAS. The task can  … read more
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Introducing BODMAS
A series of tasks to develop children's understanding of BODMAS.  … read more
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Pokémon maths problem
A Pokémon inspired extension or plenary task using all four  … read more
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Solving division problems
A problem solving worksheet which gets to grips with the unitary  … read more
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Problem solving task
An extended problem solving task with a ghoulish theme! Children  … read more
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Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Children multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 to complete  … read more
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All four operations word problems
Two differentiated versions of maths problems all with a fruity  … read more
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Multiplying by powers of 10
A place value worksheet to help children practise multiplying  … read more
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Multiplying 3 numbers – a treasure hunt
This is an engaging activity for children to practise the Y4  … read more
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Elicitation of knowledge - the four operations
A set of elicitation of knowledge questions for the four number  … read more
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Monster Maths - using all four operations
Children create their own Top Trump style cards to create their  … read more
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Place value division check
A perfect starter or plenary to review place value knowledge  … read more
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Follow me cards - all four operations
This follow-me game using the four operations can be played as  … read more
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Collect the multiples 2 (using 3, 4, 7 and 9 times tables)
A game for two players to test their fluency in the 3,4,7 and  … read more
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Collect the multiples 1 (using 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables)
A game for two players to test their fluency in the 2,3,5 and  … read more
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Daily division practice
Keep those core skills ticking over with these differentiated  … read more
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Mastering maths – algebra at KS2
A set of teaching ideas to challenge children's understanding  … read more
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Mastering maths – multiplication and division at KS2
Teaching tips and ideas to support the teaching of multiplication  … read more
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Remainders game
A board game which requires children to divide 3 digit numbers  … read more
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Six times table game
Set the timer for each challenge then ask then click on the rectangle  … read more
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Multiples connect four
A great game to consolidate children's understanding of multiples.  … read more
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Begin again! – place value challenge
This is a multiple choice power point activity focusing multiplication  … read more
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Brackets – find the biggest total
Explores how brackets can be used in calculations to signify  … read more
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Multiplication - expanded method
A PowerPoint model of the expanded method of long multiplication.  … read more
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Multiplication facts board game
A fun way to practise multiplication facts. Use to practise individual  … read more
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Times table dominoes
A set of dominoes to help children to learn their times tables  … read more
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Spellbound investigation – turn your teacher into a frog
Requires a systematic approach to work out a number of solutions.  … read more
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Multiplication and division calculation circles
A fun way for children to practise their multiplication facts,  … read more
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Inverse operations – spy codes!
An engaging activity where children create a coded message by  … read more
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Times table challenge
A useful lesson starter. Use the teachit timer to see how quickly  … read more
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Multiplication and division strategies- leaflet for parents (Y3/4)
A handy leaflet explaining to parents the strategies used for  … read more
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Multiplication and division strategies- leaflet for parents Y5/6
A handy leaflet for parents to explain the strategies we use  … read more
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Make a square game
A mental maths game for two players to speed up their recall  … read more
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Racing tables
A short mental maths game for two players, helping children to  … read more
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Maths multiplication maze
This fun maths game helps children to learn their times tables  … read more
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Multiplication and division - speedy problems
This maths resource focuses on the vocabulary for multiplication  … read more
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Sort out your multiples!
Three Venn diagrams to sort out the multiples. Can the children  … read more
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Use what you already know!
Children use their knowledge of multiplication and division to  … read more
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Multiplication game
A game based on 'four in a row' to help children develop their  … read more
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Multiplication and division word problems
Twenty-two written problems for children to solve.  … read more
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Multiplication square
A very useful times table square to use independently or as a  … read more
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