This suite of videos looks at elements of progression in multiplication across the primary school. In the context of children practising table facts and developing fluency, Sam, a Key Stage 1 teacher reinforces children’s understanding of the concept through pictures and symbols. Later in her lesson she introduces the commutative law for multiplication through the image of an array. Richard, in Lower Key Stage 2, links the array to the grid method as an interim step for multiplication and Debbie, in Upper Key Stage 2, successfully introduces the children to the compact algorithm.
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