Year 4 children have recently started looking at long multiplication and long division. These 2 areas are important aspects of math and understanding them at this stage will help with future content.
Continuing with what was taught in year 3, children first began by multiplying 2-digit and 1-digit numbers, then moved on by multiplying longer and more complex numbers by a one-digit number. This then progressed to multiplying 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. For division, we again built on year 3 knowledge and have moved on to dividing longer and more complex numbers by one digit. Both activities have been challenging, so we have had lots of practice both as a whole class and in pairs using small whiteboards before moving on to individual work in workbooks. Text by Oliver Bluett