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School Fireworks

This maths teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to use the short multiplication method to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks for a bonfire night display at the school. The class can explain how to use times tables facts to complete each step of the calculation.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to use the short multiplication method to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks for a bonfire night display at the school

Learning Objectives

Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number using a formal written method. Solve problems involving multiplication including using their knowledge of multiples.

Learning Outcomes

I can use the short multiplication method to multiply a three and four digit number by a single digit number. I can use knowledge of multiples to solve a number problem.

School Fireworks

Teaching sequence to help the children use the short multiplication method to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks for a bonfire night display at the school

Firework Prices (support)

Activity cards to help the children practise multiplying money amounts for whole pounds by single digit numbers to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks

Firework Prices (core)

Activity cards to help the children practise multiplying money amounts with two decimal places by single digit numbers to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks

Firework Prices (extension)

Activity cards to help the children practise multiplying money amounts with two decimal places by single digit numbers to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks

School Fireworks

Interactive activity to help the children use the short multiplication method to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks for a bonfire night display at the school

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to use the short multiplication method to calculate the cost of buying different fireworks for a bonfire night display at the school

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