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Multiplication Progression


Find below the strategies children learn on how to multiply. They move through the methods as they go through school as they feed into each other. These are all underpinned by basic addition skills and knowledge of multiplication facts. If the video is underlined, there is a video demonstration on how to use this method.


Using physical implements such as numicon to multiply.

Drawing informal methods such as an array or pictures.

Repeated addition on a number line.

Repeated addition on a number line using multiple jumps (e.g. 10 x a number in one jump).

Grid multiplication.

Long multiplication. 

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