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Understanding multiplication
Example of activity

Work out the missing numbers in multiplication sums

F1: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times-tables eg Missing number box x 5 = 45
F2: Multiples of 10 eg Missing number box x 30 = 150

F3: 2 to 10 times-tables eg Missing number box x 8 = 72
F4: Multiples of 10 eg Missing number box x 80 = 480
F5: Using decimals eg 8 x Missing number box= 4.8
F6: A variety eg 7 x Missing number box= 210, 8 x Missing number box= 32, Missing number box x 8 = 72

F7: A variety eg Missing number box x 8 = 72, Missing number box x 80 = 480, Missing number box x 0.8 = 4.8, 30 x 60 = Missing number box

Random number generator: target board

Link to the number generator
A screenshot of the number generator.

F8: A flexible whiteboard resource which generates 24 different sets of numbers; similar to a target board.

Options include:

Doubles : match the pairs
Quarters: match the pairs

The option buttonsSelect the type of numbers to be generated by clicking on the numbered buttons at the top.
5: doubles, 6: quarters.

The buttons usedThe colour of the number can be changed. Select one of 8 colours then click on a number.

The numbers can be put arranged in a grid, click this button arrange in a table
or arranged randomly, click this button arrange randomly

The numbers can be grouped by dragging them about.

The numbers can be discarded by dragging them to the bin.

Children can use the resource to match pairs:
eg 3x5 and 15 (times-tables 1)
eg 35 and 70 (doubles)

A clock starts when a set of numbers has been generated. The clock can be hidden or shown (click the green clock button). It can be stopped by clicking the 'stop the clock' button!
The clock can be used to see who can match the pairs in the quickest time.

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