Multiplication and Division

Spine 2 of the Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials

Multiplication and Division


The Multiplication and Division spine is divided into 30 segments. For each of these segments we have produced a detailed teacher guide, including text and images.

The images are also presented as animated PowerPoint slides, which further enhance teacher knowledge and can be used in the classroom (for best results, please view these in ‘Slideshow’ view; for some slides, supporting notes are provided in the ‘Notes’ section).

These materials are not, in any way, lesson plans, but they can be used in conjunction with a high-quality mastery textbook to support planning. 

The following PDF offers an overview of the complete Multiplication and Division spine, including a synopsis of each segment.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


The NCETM and Maths Hubs would like to thank the following for their contribution to the materials:

  • Primary mathematics specialists: Joanna Caisová, Adrian Cannell, Clare Christie, Katie Crozier, Jonathan East, Claire Gerrard, Rebecca Holland, Alison Hopper, Elizabeth Lambert, Conor Loughney, Suzanne Mathews, Debbie Morgan, Sally O'Brien, Alexandra Parry, Georgia Ryan, Cat Stone, Debbie Weible, Andrew Whitehead
  • Educational consultant: Dr Alf Coles, University of Bristol
  • Editorial and production: Liam Benson, Design and Define; Nicholas Bromley; Charlotte Christensen; Tracey Cowell, Passion for Publishing; Rachel Houghton; Jalita Jacobsen; Bill Mantovani; David Mantovani; Sam Radford; Rosie Stewart, Swales & Willis; Cheryl Stirr; Yvette Sturdy, DiGiV8 Ltd; Rachel Trolove, Trolove Engineering Solutions Ltd; Andrew Young
  • Illustrations: Steve Evans; Alphablocks Ltd