Multiplication and division

In Year 4, we have taught the children how to multiply using the grid method. This helps the children identify the place value of digits, and the value of them when multiplying. It also helps them to see the patterns within number - for example, if 6 x 4 = 24, then 60 x 4 = 240, 6 x 40 = 240, or 60 x 40 = 2400, or 600 x 4 = 2400......and so on!
In year 4 we have practised how to mentally divide numbers. However, as the numbers get larger we are looking at written methods to record division. Here a year 4 pupil will guide you through using chunking on a number line.