Methods of Multiplication

Methods of Multiplication

This week in Year 6 our Learning Goal was to investigate, practise and evaluate different multiplication methods. It is amazing how many ways you can find the product of two numbers- there is something for everyone!

We explored the following –

  • Line Multiplication
  • Grid Multiplication
  • Gelosia (Lattice) Multiplication
  • Vertical Multiplication
  • Arrays
  • Partitioning the smaller number
  • Multiplication of decimals
  • Multiplication by powers of 10 (10, 100, 1000)

As a group we explored each method and reflected on its effectiveness and suitability for each individual and scenario. We are very proud of the student reflections and are looking forward to applying our knowledge as we explore the topic of area next week!

Mrs Fowler