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Products & Sums Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Products & Sums resource description

To complete these products and sums puzzles students write the product of the two middle numbers in the top box and the sum of the two middle numbers in the bottom box.

There are five pages of 12 questions to answer.

The difficulty level increases with each new page and there is something suitable for years 4 to 9 inclusive and all abilities are catered for.

Also included is a blank page for teachers and parents to create their own puzzles.

Cazoom Maths Starters:  Products and Sums

This resource focuses on the relationship between the product (the result of multiplying) and sums (the result of adding) of number pairs.

 

Why is understanding number relationships important?

Exploring number relationships helps develop:

  • Number sense: Deepening understanding of how numbers work.
  • Fact fluency: Improving speed and accuracy with multiplication facts.
  • Problem-solving skills: Applying patterns to solve problems.
  • Foundation for algebra: Building understanding of number properties.

 

How can this resource help?

This resource provides:

  • Engaging task: Challenges learners to find number pairs.
  • Clear instructions: Guides learners through the activity.
  • Exploration: Encourages noticing patterns and relationships.
  • Free PDF download: Offers an easily accessible learning activity.

 

Benefits for learners:

  • Improves understanding of multiplication and its properties.
  • Strengthens number sense and fact fluency.
  • Develops problem-solving and reasoning skills.
  • Provides a foundation for more advanced maths concepts.

This resource is perfect for teachers looking for a warm-up activity or for parents wanting to support their child's maths learning in a fun and exploratory way.

 

 

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