Posted by Peter on 21st October 2010

Year 3 maths worksheet: division and multiplication

This is the second page that looks at the relationship between division and multiplication and how knowledge of one fact can lead to knowing several other facts.

Some children fail to realise that division and multiplication are related, so when it comes to long division later, which involves mostly multiplication, they are lost.

This sheet shows clearly that if you know one multiplication fact then you can instantly work out two division facts. The only issue is that they use the numbers correctly ie if they know that 79 x 5 = 45 they alos know that 45 divided by 5 is 9 and that 45 divided by 9 is 5 (but it is obviously not true to say that 9 divided by 5 is 45!)

Division as the inverse of  multiplication (2)

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