Part of students being able to multiply and divide mentally includes understanding the effects of multiplying by 1 and 0.

This worksheet kicks off with a wordsearch in section A where pupils have to find five different words for the numbers 1 and 0. (We know that word searches aren’t suitable for all learners; see ‘Multiply by 1 and 0 (B)’ for the same worksheet minus the puzzle.)

Imagery is used in section B to demonstrate the effects of multiplying by 1 and 0.

Students will fill gaps in number sentences in section C where numbers are multiplied by 1 and 0, as well as articulating themselves as they evaluate two statements regarding multiplying by 1 and 0.

In section D pupils will complete two multiplication pyramids before deciding whether three statements are always, sometimes or never true.