KS2 Maths Quiz
Multiplication and Division (Year 6)
The best way to multiply 93 by 101 is to multiply it by 100 and then add 93.

Multiplication and Division (Year 6)

In KS2 Maths children will spend a lot of time doing multiplication and division. In Year Six children should be well versed in their times tables and also in basic multiplication and division. In addition they should be familiar with terms such as 'multiple', 'factor' and 'product'. As a part of their multiplication and division, Year Six students will be expected to be able to convert remainders into fractions and decimals. They should also be able to express fractions as decimals and vice versa.

Multiplication and division (specifically) use remainders. Remainders are parts of a number that are left over. As an example, I have 4 cats and 10 cat treats. I can only give each cat 2 treats each, which means I will have 2 treats left over. The 2 left can't be divided by 4 as it is below 4, therefore the 2 is a 'remainder'. Remainders can be converted into fractions and decimals like so:
10 ÷ 4 = 2 r2 or 2.25 or 214

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  1. How could we find an eighth of a number?
    An eighth of a number is the same as saying divide it by 8
  2. Which gives the answer 91?
    Work out the calculations in brackets first
  3. Which strategy would be best to multiply 93 by 101?
    You can use this strategy for other numbers over 100, for example to multiply a number by 107 multiply by 100 and also by 7 then add the 2 results together
  4. Which of these methods would result in finding 112?
    e.g. 112 of 66. One third is 22, half of 22 is 11, half of 11 is 5.5
  5. 5.87 x 100 = ?
    To multiply a number by 100 move its decimal point 2 places to the right
  6. On a calculator the answer to a division question is 5.25. What fraction is the remainder?
    0.25 is the decimal equivalent of 14
  7. 2.43 x 10 = ?
    To multiply a number by 10 move its decimal point 1 place to the right
  8. What is the best method of multiplying 81 by 99?
    Multiplying by 100 is much easier than multiplying by 99
  9. Which strategy would be best to multiply 53 by 25?
    Just as 0.25 is 14 of 1, 25 is 14 of 100
  10. What is the best method of multiplying 72 by 15?
    72 x 10 = 720; half of 720 = 360, so 720 + 360 = 1,080

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