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National Curriculum: Multiplication and Division - Year 4 - Exemplification

Created on 15 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 09 April 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Examples of what children should be able to do, in relation to each (boxed) Programme of Study statement

recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

Children should be able to:

Pupils continue to practise recalling and using multiplication tables and related division facts to aid fluency.

e.g. One orange costs nineteen pence. How much will three oranges cost?

What is twenty-one multiplied by nine?

How many twos are there in four hundred and forty?

use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers

Children should be able to:

Pupils practise mental methods and extend this to three-digit numbers to derive facts, for example 200 × 3 = 600 into 600 ÷ 3 = 200.

e.g. Divide thirty-one point five by ten.

Ten times a number is eighty-six. What is the number?

recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations

Children should be able to:

Pupils write statements about the equality of expressions (e.g. use the distributive law 39 × 7 = 30 × 7 + 9 × 7 and associative law (2 × 3) × 4 = 2 × (3 × 4)). They combine their knowledge of number facts and rules of arithmetic to solve mental and written calculations e.g. 2 x 6 x 5 = 10 x 6.

e.g. Understand and use when appropriate the principles (but not the names) of the commutative, associative and distributive laws as they apply to multiplication:

Example of commutative law 8 × 15 = 15 × 8

Example of associative law 6 × 15 = 6 × (5 × 3) = (6 × 5) × 3 = 30 × 3 = 90

Example of distributive law 18 × 5 = (10 + 8) × 5 = (10 × 5) + (8 × 5) = 50 + 40 = 90

solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects

Children should be able to:

Pupils solve two-step problems in contexts, choosing the appropriate operation, working with increasingly harder numbers. This should include correspondence questions such as the numbers of choices of a meal on a menu, or three cakes shared equally between 10 children.

e.g. 185 people go to the school concert. They pay £l.35 each.
How much ticket money is collected?

Programmes cost 15p each. Selling programmes raises £12.30. How many programmes are sold?


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13 July 2017 11:03
Thanks Luke. The content in the orange boxes does not amount to an exhaustive list of all National Curriculum statements: the page is designed to give some examples of what children should be able to do in the broad curriculum area.
13 July 2017 09:34
Hi - fyi, the Y4 objective multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number using formal written layout seems to be missing here
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