Posts tagged Division

Multiplication Activities

I have uploaded several multiplication activities I have collected, written or adapted over the last few years. Click on the pictures to access accompanying resources. I have also attached a link to BEAM, because I found several interesting multiplication resources using the interesting searching tool.

Here is the document I produced to support teachers with progression in multiplication and division strategies. If you click on the picture, you will access the full document, however the hyperlinks won’t work.

To download the zipfile, click here (Mediafire) or here (4share):

If you do download the zipfile, be patient it takes a while. You will need to unzip it, open the folder and locate the word document: LTs U&A  multiplication and division. Everything hyperlinks from there.

I have attached a step by step guide for unzipping the folder. click here

  • BEAM maths of the month resources
  • Multiplication mysteries
  • Multiplication arrangements
  • Circle stitching (lesson plan)
  • Patterns on a number grid
  • Letterland (smartboard file)

  • Multiplication trios (lots of differentiated sheets)

  • Speedy multiplication
  • Incomplete Multiplication charts
  • Product Connect Four
  • Multiplication on a numberline
  • Multipying from an addition square
  • Special dates
  • Multiplication Arithmagons

You can find interactive multiplication arithmagons here:


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Susie Snake, Maisie Mouse and other remainder puzzles

This type of puzzle is one of my class’s favourites. We tried it for the first time as an optional puzzle when we were learning about the Viking history of Gainsborough. It proved to be so popular that we have revisited a few times since in different contexts. Because the strategy to solve it requires you to talk about grouping and remainders, it is an excellent, concrete context for teaching division by drawing groups, and reinforcing the link between division and multiplication.

The class have got quite sophisticated now, that for most of them it is about number sequences more than division, and they can confidently work with multiples up to 10, with remainders up to 9 and with grouping numbers up to 100.

Here are the contexts we have met the problem in so far. Notice the first puzzles use the clues from Susie snake, the second uses the clues from Maisie mouse.


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In writing these puzzles, I found this interactive on very helpful. Click on the picture to follow the link.

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