# Maths

Today, we are going to be continuing our learning of multiplication which was started before the half term holidays.

Have a look at the In focus question below.

What is the key information in this question? Can you think of a way to identify the answer?

How about using the bar model? What would this look like?

Do you agree with the following model?

 £1144 £1144 £1144 £1144 £1144 £1144 £1144 £1144 ?

Have a look at how we work out this calculation. Remember to set out the numbers in a column method. Can you remember how to do this?

Next, remember to use a place holder at the start as you are multiplying the tens column by the ones so we are multiplying 40 x 8 which is 320.

Then multiply the hundreds column – 100 x 8 = 800 – again remember your place holder which is now 00 because we are multiplying by 100

Finally, 1000 x 8 = 8000 – How many place holders are there now since we are multiplying the thousands column?

Have a look carefully at the quick method of multiplication – again something which we have already learnt before.