Students practise problem solving with number using times tables, addition, subtraction and the order of operations.

Students are encouraged to work in pairs or small groups throughout the lesson to aid peer support. Most able students have the opportunity to investigate when brackets are not needed and unique totals that can be thrown on a special dartboard.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to recall and apply times table facts up to and including 12 × 12
- Most students should be able to using division as the opposite of multiplication.
- Some students should be able to calculate all the factors of a number.

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