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Multiply Using the Grid Method

In this worksheet, students will practise multiplication, with two numbers of up to three-digits, using the grid method.

'Multiply Using the Grid Method' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   Maths

GCSE Boards:   Pearson Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Number, Number Operations and Integers

Curriculum subtopic:   Structure and Calculation Calculations with Integers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

There are a number of methods for multiplying two numbers together.

One that is very popular (even if it's a bit slower than other methods) is the grid method.



e.g. Calculate 36 x 25.


Step 1: Split the numbers up.  ->  36 = 30 + 6 and 25 = 20 + 5


Step 2: Create a grid and put the numbers around the outside.


  30 6



Step 3: For each of the spaces in the grid, multiply the number on the top by the number on the left side.


  30 6
20 600 120
5 150 30



Step 4: Add all these numbers together.


+   120
+   150
+     30




Before you start this activity, make sure you have a pen and paper handy so that you can create your own grids as we go. 


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