Students develop strategies for multiplication. They are invited to partition numbers so they can use known facts to help them calculate 'in their head'.

Teacher notes

  • Strategies such as 'making to 10' and 'doubling' are highlighted.
  • A partitioning tool is used so students can see the effect of breaking up numbers to solve the problem using known multiplication facts.
  • Multiplication tables up to 10 x 10 are provided.
  • The strategies are available through an animation that appears on the launch of the learning objects and are also available as 'hints' while students work.
  • The printouts show how the student solved each equation.

Learning objects

The multiplier picture.

The multiplier: generate easy multiplications
Students solve sums involving a single-digit and double-digit number.

The multiplier picture.

The multiplier: make your own easy multiplications
Students create then solve sums involving a single-digit and double-digit number.

The multiplier picture.

The multiplier: generate hard multiplications
Students solve sums involving two double-digit numbers.

The multiplier picture.

The multiplier: make your own hard multiplications
Students create then solve sums involving two double-digit numbers.

The multiplier picture.

The multiplier: go figure
This is a comprehensive tutorial that could be used by students individually or in small groups, or as a demonstration tool by the teacher. This tutorial is amendable to screen readers, making it accessible to visually impaired students.

The multiplier picture.

The multiplier
'The multiplier' is an aggregated learning object combining the five other learning objects.