### Planning and Activities

**Day 1**

Find 8 times table facts by doubling 4 times table. Model this, using partitioning for doubling.

**Further Teaching with Y4**

Derive 9 times table facts: count on in 9s on a counting stick, use ‘finger trick’ to calculate 9s, show patterns of 9s on a 100-square and discuss digital roots of answers.

**Group Activities: T with Y4**

Y3 -- Play games to explore the 8 times table.

Y4 -- Explore the 9 times table, including division facts: dice and card games.

**Day 2**

Find 6 times table facts by doubling 3 times a number. Using multiplication facts children write/say corresponding division facts.

**Further Teaching with Y4**

Explore the 7 times table – count in 7s on a counting stick and ‘add 10 subtract 3’; discuss patterns (or lack of them) compared to 9s.

**Group Activities: T with Y3**

Y3 -- Play a card game to rehearse spotting and writing 6 times table multiplication and division facts.

Y4 -- Explore multiplication and division facts for the 7 times table.

**Day 3**

Complete multiplication grids with missing products, drawing on previous lessons to make links between times tables.

**Further Teaching with Y4**

Explore 11 and 12 times tables, drawing on knowledge of other tables, and beginning to use partitioning to derive facts, e.g. 7 × 12 = 7 × 10 + 7 × 2.

**Group Activities: T with Y4**

Y3 -- Multiplication target boards – timed challenge.

Y4 -- Explore multiplication facts for the 12 and/or 11 times table.

**Day 4**

Find factors of numbers (up to 40). Start with a 6 × 4 array of counters and discuss other rectangular arrangements. Define factors. Repeat for 21, then 16 counters.

**Group Activities: T with Y3**

*Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Multiples Grid’ from NRICH as today’s group activity.*

Or, use these activities:

Y3/Y4 Whole class investigation: find factors of numbers up to 40.