A Thousand And One

Four minutes No calculator

Without a calculator multiply each of these numbers by 1001:

3 98 574 536
721 784 680 240
4941 3671 3314 2635

Now look back at your working. Can you find a quick way of doing these calculations in your head? Try this exercise again with different numbers.

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mental Methods | Place Value

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3003 98098 574574 536536
721721 784784 680680 240240
4945941 3674671 3317314 2637635

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