Written multiplication

Short (or column) multiplication requires good recall of multiplication facts, with long multiplication also needing secure knowledge of column addition.

Long multiplication is used when multiplying by a number with 2 or more digits.

Short multiplication

Short multiplication with decimals

Long multiplication

Long multiplication with 0 and 1

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To make it easier to check pupils’ work, the answers for long multiplication questions are given as follows.

26 x 14 = 64 260 324

64 and 260 are the answers to the two lines of multiplication and 324 is the final answer.