A blog about our innovations and ideas we've made use of in our Key Stage Two classrooms.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 & 1000
After searching for ways to help children understand what is happening when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, this is the best method I've come across. Moving children away from the notion of 'adding a 0' or 'taking off a 0' is essential for them to be able to multiply and divide by multiples of 10 when using decimal numbers. This video shows a simple way to demonstrate this: