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Year 3

Use knowledge of the 4 times table to solve problems

I can solve problems using knowledge of the 4 times table.

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Year 3

Use knowledge of the 4 times table to solve problems

I can solve problems using knowledge of the 4 times table.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Counting in fours can help to solve problems
  2. Counting in fours can be represented in different ways
  3. The 4 times table can be represented as multiplication equations

Common misconception

Pupils often confuse the keywords of this lesson and use them interchangeably or incorrectly. Pupils may also not understand how to deduce the operation for the calculation.

Model correct usage in a range of contexts including labelling abstract equations and using the terms to identify the known elements in worded problems. Choral response can also support pupils using these words correctly.

Keywords

  • Factor - Numbers we can multiply together to get another number are known as factors.

  • Product - The answer when two or more values are multiplied together is the product.

Use every opportunity to rehearse and chant multiplication facts including skip counting and chanting multiplication tables to support fluency. Consistently highlight keywords which point out the operation for the calculation.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Complete the missing multiples of 4 on this number line in the correct order.
An image in a quiz
1 - 4
2 - 8
3 - 12
4 - 16
5 - 20
Q2.
In each sequences, which multiple of 4 will come next?
Correct Answer:8 12 ,16

16

Correct Answer:16 20 ,24

24

Correct Answer:16 12 ,8

8

Correct Answer:20 16 ,12

12

Correct Answer:32 36,40

40

Correct Answer:12 8 ,4

4

Q3.
Which of these numbers are multiples of 4?
Correct answer: 40
Correct answer: 20
6
Correct answer: 16
14
Q4.
Look at this calculation. 12 = 3 × 4. Match each number to its keyword.
Correct Answer:4,factor

factor

Correct Answer:12,product

product

Correct Answer:3,factor

factor

Q5.
Each cat has 4 legs. Which calculation matches the image for the total number of legs?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: 24 = 6 × 4
Correct answer: 4 × 6 = 24
4 × 4 = 16
Correct answer: 6 × 4 = 24
4 × 6 = 20
Q6.
A square has 4 sides. Imagine 4 squares. How many sides will there be in total?
Correct Answer: 16, sixteen

6 Questions

Q1.
Match the two parts of the sentence correctly.
Correct Answer:Factors are,numbers that are multiplied together.

numbers that are multiplied together.

Correct Answer:Products are,the answers when factors are multiplied together.

the answers when factors are multiplied together.

Q2.
Look at this image. What is the total number of wheels on the cars?
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: 24, twenty four
Q3.
What is the product of the factors 7 and 4?
Correct Answer: 28, twenty eight
Q4.
True or false. This image shows 4, nine times.
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: True
False
Q5.
Match the calculation to the product.
Correct Answer:2 × 4 =,8

8

Correct Answer:10 × 4 =,40

40

Correct Answer:4 × 5 =,20

20

Correct Answer:4 × 4 =,16

16

Correct Answer:4 × 8 =,32

32

Q6.
It costs £4 to watch a film at the cinema. How much would it cost for 5 people to watch? £ .
Correct Answer: 20, £20, twenty, 20 pounds, twenty pounds