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National Curriculum: Multiplication and Division - Year 3 - Articles

Created on 15 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 04 October 2018 by ncetm_administrator


A useful article that discusses the ways in which arrays can be used to represent the concept of multiplication and division, extending to the use of open arrays to represent properties of larger numbers and calculations with larger numbers.

An article on how one school developed a whole school approach to teaching times tables through songs that the children wrote themselves. Explores research into alternatives to traditional rote learning and ideas surrounding application.

  • Anghileri, J. (2008). Uses of counting in multiplication and division. In: Thompson, I Teaching and Learning Early Number. 2nd ed. Maidenhead: Oxford University Press. 110-123.

An interesting chapter about the role of and progression in counting for children to develop understanding and fluency in calculating in this strand of mathematics.

Here Jenni Back offers advice on the possible difficulties that arise when teaching division and offers links to NRICH activities that can support children’s understanding in these difficult areas.


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