Multiplication

boy doing multiplication

Your child is going to learn a range of maths skills using multiplication in primary school and at some stage will probably need extra support at home with a tricky concept or a piece of homework.

In this section of the website you can browse all our multiplicaiton worksheets, from how mutiplication is taught in school, the grid method, the column method and multiplication arrays to long multiplication, incomplete multiplications, inverse operations – multiplication and division – and multiplying decimals.

You can also find out about a fantastic eBook – Teach your child multiplication.

Articles

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Teachers' tricks for multiplication
Can you multiply using the grid method, or draw a multiplication calculation as arrays? Find out more about multiplication and how it’s taught in schools today with our teachers' tips, tricks and methods, explained for primary-school parents.
What is the grid method?
What is the grid method?
We explain what the grid method is, how it is taught in primary-school maths and how it is used to multiply a two-digit number by a one-, two- or three-digit numbers, when multiplying amounts of money and when multiplying decimals.
What is an array?
What are arrays?
We explain what arrays are and give examples of how they can help children with their times tables learning and to explain the relationship between multiplication and division.

Worksheets

Adding and subtracting multiples of 10 worksheet
Adding and subtracting multiples of 10
Practise adding these multiples of ten. To help you, remember: 1. Start with the bigger number first when adding. 2. Imagine the numbers don’t have zeros on them.
Multiplication investigation worksheet
Multiplication investigation
How well do you know the 3x table? Use your multiplication skills to work out how many cakes Sarah has baked.
Multiplication: the grid method worksheet
Multiplication: the grid method
This worksheet clearly sets out the grid method, which is a simple way to multiply a 2-digit number by another 2-digit number.

Tutorials

Counting in fives tutorial
Our interactive teacher is going to show you how to count in fives – and then you can have a go yourself!
Finding common factors tutorial
Not sure how to find common factors? Let our interactive teacher show you the easiest method. Then you can have a go at answering some questions online.
Short multiplication tutorial
Short multiplication is a doddle when you know how, and our interactive teacher is here to show you the best method for it! And when you feel you've grasped it, have a go at the questions she sets and she'll let you know if you've got short multiplication under your belt.

Games

Multiplication and division game
Multiplication and division game

Get ready to boost these BAMZOOKi Zooks against the clock. Game on!

Factors and multiples game
Factors and multiples game

Test your factors and multiples skills in this Legend of Dick and Dom egg-stravanganza!

Operations puzzles
Operations puzzles

It's Operation Zook! Choose your favourite BAMZOOKi Zook and complete these operations puzzles.

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Teach your child multiplication

Teach your child multiplication

Teach your child multiplication is an eBook and home-teaching kit (£4.99) which will help you understand exactly what multiplication skills your child is expected to have mastered in each year of the primary school curriculum.

Primary school teacher and parent Matt Revill has compiled information, tips and activities to ensure that you have the right information at your fingertips so you can quickly make sure your child has fully grasped and achieved each and every skill for their correct year group and using the same methods that they are taught (rather than confusing them with the one you were taught at school!).

You'll be able to print off highly targeted and child-friendly fun worksheets to help them master each of the essential skills as they progress through school – in fun, five-minute sessions.

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The Parents' Guide to Multiplication

Can you explain multiplication to your child? Our guide offers a quick review of what you need to know, including partitioning numbers, column multiplication and grid methods.

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