In maths we have been focussing on demonstrating and developing our reasoning skills in every lesson.

In maths we have been multiplying and dividing by powers of ten e.g. x 10 x 100 x 1000, and noticing the effects.

We explored what happens to the digits when we multiply by powers of ten by using place value charts and counters.

We noticed:

x 10 the digits move 1 place left

x 100 the digits move 2 places left

x 1000 the digits move 3 places left

We discussed what we thought would happen if we divided instead and decided that the digits would move right instead as the number would be getting smaller.

We found out that:

divide by 10 digits move 1 place right

divide by 100 digits move 2 places right

divide by 1000 digits move 3 places right

We moved the counters either left or right on the charts to show the multiplications and divisions.

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