The tasks in this feature encourage you to make a deliberate choice about the way you solve a calculation. We hope this will help you become a more curious and adventurous mathematician, with the confidence to use any method that you think suits a particular calculation.

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Order these four calculations from easiest to hardest. How did you decide?

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Which two items of fruit could Kate and Sam choose? Can you order the prices from lowest to highest?

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Can you spot the mistake in this video? How would you work out the answer to this calculation?

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Can you match these calculation methods to their visual representations?

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Can you put these four calculations into order of difficulty? How did you decide?

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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?