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**Short multiplication** is multiplying a two or more digit number by a single digit number - e.g. 83 × 7 or 157 × 9; - using a column format. It is a fast method of multiplication for children with a

__good understanding__ of multiplication. (Children should be proficient at

**Grid Multiplication** by **Partitioning** before attempting short multiplication.)

**Short multiplication example** - 3-digit number multiplied by 4:

376

__ ×4__

**1504**

32

In these worksheets the children will multiply 2-digit, 3-digit, and then 4-digit numbers by

**2** - so they need to have mastered their

**2 Times Table** before attempting these questions.