White Rose maths begins the new year with a mix of multiplication based challenges. As part of our catch up from year 3 work we have briefly covered the five different areas during the autumn term.
The 11 and 12 times tables get things started. The elevens should be easy, until 11x11 and 12x11. Times tables skills will also be very helpful when looking for factor pairs. Efficient multiplication helps children to think "smarter not harder". However "efficient methods" should not be seen as tricks or short cuts but to show the child's ability to apply their clear understanding of maths.