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Multiplication: Finding Four Times a Number

In this worksheet, students multiply numbers by 4 by doubling and doubling again.

'Multiplication: Finding Four Times a Number' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Write Multiplication/Division Statements for Known Tables

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet we use a quick number trick to multiply numbers by four.


Here are five candles.


If we double this number we get 2 × 5 = 10 candles



If we double this number again we get 2 × 10 = 20 candles



This is 4 lots of the original 5 candles so 4 × 5 = 20

To multiply a number by 4, we double it and double the answer again.




Find 4 × 5 by using this table to find first A and then B.


Twice 5  is 
Then 4 × 5  is 



Twice 5 is 10, so A is 10.

Double 10 is 20, so B is 20.

So 4 × 5 is 20.


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