Planning and Activities
Day 1 Teaching
Revise the 4 times table, giving multiplication facts and asking children to write matching divisions. Then double the products to generate the 8 times table. Revise division facts here as well.
Multiply by 4 and by 8 to revise the times table facts.
Day 2 Teaching
Remind children how we used the 4 times table to generate the 8 times table. Show how we can use the 3 times table to generate the 6 times table. Revise division facts in both tables.
Multiply by 3 and use this to multiply by 6.
Day 3 Teaching
Launch ITP Function Blocks. Use this to generate division by 3. Can children work out the function? Repeat with the functions ÷ 4, ÷ 5, ÷ 6 and ÷ 8.
Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Function Machines’ from NRICH as today’s group activity. Or, use these activities:
Find hidden functions to multiply and divide by 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.