### Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding

**Day 1**

Quickly practise revising multiples of 5. Look at a 5 by 7 array; establish four connected multiplication and division facts. Repeat for 12 × 2, modelling groups on a bead bar.**Further teaching with Y4**

Investigate multiplication and division facts using an interactive ‘function machine’.**Group activities: T with Y3**

Y3 -- Identify the four number facts that an array describes. Play a tables facts game.

Y4 -- Create and solve function machine problems for the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.

**Day 2**

Model and derive 3 times table facts and corresponding divisions using 12 towers of 3 cubes.**Further teaching with Y4**

Generate 6 times table facts by doubling the 3 times table.**Group activities: T with Y4**

Y3 -- Find multiples of 3 by hopping on a beaded line. Play a 3 times table game.

Y4 -- Play a 3 times table and 6 times table game.

**Day 3**

Model 4 times table facts and the corresponding divisions using a 12-section counting stick.**Further teaching with Y4**

Generate 8 times table facts by doubling the 4 times table.**Group activities: T with Y4**

Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation for this unit ‘Mystery age’ as today’s group activity.

Or, use these activities:

Y3 -- Find multiples of 4 by hopping on a beaded line. Practise recall of the 4 times table.

Y4 -- Recall 4 times tables facts; double to find 8s. Play a 4 and 8 times table game.