Last week we began **long multiplication** in class. Before now we have only been multiplying by a one digit number. Now we can multiply by 2 digit numbers. The girls have been very quick at grasping this new maths skill! Well done girls

We want to keep the **steps fresh in our minds**, so we will have a long multiplication sum/sums every night for homework in January.

Here are the** steps** the girls came up with;

- Cover the 10 from the bottom 2 digit number – now the sum is a manageable 2 digit by 1 digit sum
- Do this sum (as we were taught in 3rd) and cross off the unit when finished
- Add your hero zero on the bottom and uncover your ten
- Start multiplying by the unit first
- Add the two answers together to get the answer to the long multiplication question

(This may not make sense to those at home. These are the steps the girls have been using. Ask them to explain the process when they are doing their sum for homework.)

In order to be long multiplication experts, it really helps to **know your tables!! **Keep revising! Below are some websites you can use to practice at home;

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#basicoperations

https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.futuristicmath.com/games/4th-grade-multiply-2-by-2-digit-numbers-monster-board-game.html (long multiplication game; tablet friendly)