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Numeracy - Number - Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000


This week we are revising how to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 (including decimals for Step 2 and Step 3 children). For this we use our knowledge of place value. When multiplying by 10, each digit in the number moves one place to left. When multiplying by 100, each digit in the number moves two places to left. When multiplying by 1,000, each digit in the number moves three places to left. Every time a digit moves its value is increased ten times. See the poster below to support your child. 

Daily Timetable for Numeracy Lessons

Mathletics 15 mins

Times Table Rockstars 5 mins

Mental maths game/task 10 mins

Task 30 mins

PowerPoints/videos/games to try before completing the task can be found under your child's step. 


Learning Focus

In preparation for their Friday test, the children will need to learn the following times tables: 

Group 1 - x3 and divide by 3

Group 2 - x8

Group 3 - mixed x2 to x12 and associated division facts


The children will also need to revise the facts below in order to prepare them for our measures focus next week. 

Learning Focus in Preparation for Next Week


Today the children will complete their UR Brainy questions for their mental maths task. There is a PowerPoint to revise the movement of digits when multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000 before beginning the task set under your child's step.



The link to Topmarks Daily 10 mental maths activity can be found in each step. Can your child complete the questions for a second time with only 5 seconds for each question? Today Step 2 & 3 will be introduced to multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1,000 with decimals in preparation for this appearing in tomorrow's task. Continue to revise the movement of digits and NOT the decimal point. Step 1 children are focusing on dividing by 10 by moving each digit one place to the right.



Today the children will complete their next UR Brainy set of questions. Step 2 and 3 children have a minute challenge to complete. There are four columns of questions. Time the children for one minute and count how many questions they were able to complete correctly in the first column. Time permitting, the children could complete another column later in the week. Step 1 children have mixed multiplication and division by 10 questions.  There is a quiz to try before completing the tasks under each step. 




Today the children can find the link to their Daily 10 mental maths game under their step. Step 2 and 3 children will complete the ultimate decimals challenge. If needed, allow the children to draw out a place value grid. Step 1 children are moving on to multiplying by 10 and 100. There is a 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' quiz for those ready for a challenge! 




You can find the children's Friday Test maths questions under their step. The link to Hit the Button to test the children's times tables is also found in the children's steps. Take time to revise the measurement facts (see posters under Learning Focus at the top of this page) the children have learnt in preparation for next week.  The children's tasks and answers can be found under their step. There is also a link to an online game for the children to try. Maybe they could challenge someone at home too!