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Multiplication and Division


We started a new unit exploring the relationship between multiplication and division. We learnt new mathematical vocabulary; factor, product, dividend, divisor, quotient, commutative and equation!

We also learnt about the distributive law- this is useful to help us use known multiplication facts to find unknown. For example, if we don’t know 9 x 7, we could do 10 x 7 - 1 x 7. This is trickier than it sounds so we spent quite a few lessons, taking small steps at a time in order to ensure we completely understand what we’re doing.