Eleventh of the Eleventh

Divide each of these numbers by eleven in your head.

55
209
242
176
165
99
220
99

Convert each of your answers to a letter and make a word (A=1, B=2 etc).

Also add up all of your answers and multiply the sum by eleven in your head.

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  • The eleven times table has always been very easy to learn up to 9 x 11. Here's a way of multiplying large numbers by 11 too:
    Example:
    Q. What is 324 x 11 ?
    A. Write down the first digit ... 3
    .......Add the first and second digits ... 3 + 2 = 5
    .......Add the second and third digits .. 2 + 4 = 6
    .......Write down the last digit ........... 4
    The answer is 3564.
    Try it yourself ... multiply 543 by 11
    Do you know why it works?
    Does it work for all three digit numbers?
  • Anna, Dorchester, St Birinus CE Primary
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  • So what's the word?

    [Transum: Scroll down the page to see the answer]

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2. It might be necessary to do the Eleven In Your Head activity first (the link is can also be found further down this page) before pupils are able to see the patterns and appreciate the place value significance.

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