Written Calculation: Multiplication 1 leads pupils through the necessary steps for mastering the column method of short multiplication and begins to prepare them for long multiplication. Pupils beginning this book should have an understanding of the value of digits in two- and three-digit numbers and experience of multiplying single-digit numbers together. Pupils who have learnt their times tables will find written multiplication easier.
Each of the 18 steps features the following sections.
- What to do – detailed explanations and a worked example.
- Now you try – questions that are similar to those in the worked example.
- More practice – questions that are more difficult and provide less support than those in Now you try.
Problem solving – word problems.
- Self-evaluation rating – to help identify pupils who may be struggling with the step.