Learning multipli cation and division has never been so much fun!

Yesterday, Hepworth Class spent the morning exploring how to multiply using different resources such as multiplication grids, bead strings and multi-link cubes. Learning to multiply is actually really interesting.

            

We then played an exciting game where we had to use our knowledge of times tables and division facts to find out facts about this Roman soldier! . By the end of the activity, all of our groups had worked out lots of different answers for the Roman soldier.

           

Lastly, in small groups, we used our knowledge of arrays, to build our own Array City. Each group was given a times table they had to focus on. We were allowed to choose any multiplication within that times table and build our own beautiful arrays city skyline! We pushed ourselves even further by writing the multiplication facts using the commutative law and by including the division facts too. Have a look at the example below and test us at home:

3 x 4 = 12         4 x 3 = 12

12 ÷ 4 = 3        12 ÷ 3 = 4

 (commutative law = we can swap the numbers around and we still get the same answer. we learned this only works for addition and multiplication)

          

So, how about you try this at home?

We hope you enjoyed our blog.

Hepworth Class

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