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Multiplying and Dividing By 1000 Poster

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: 4 - 6

A poster to display in the classroom when multiplying and dividing by 1000.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom as part of your numeracy display when exploring how to multiply and divide by 1000.

Print and laminate the poster. Encourage the students to refer to the poster when problem-solving.

Use this poster in conjunction with the following worksheets:

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Sharni Cason

Hi I am going to repeat what others have said here, we should not be teaching ‘move the decimal place’ if admin walked in and saw me teaching what you have printed on this poster they would not be very enthusiastic.

Sharni Cason · Mar 14th, 2021

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Sharni,

We are going to give this resource an update. We’ll let you know when the new and improved version is ready to go!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Mar 15th, 2021

Bec Bell

Hi – we should be teaching ‘move the numbers’ not the ‘decimal’. (decimal is an easy/cheat way…but the place value concept must be clearly understood first). Can these be adapted please?

Bec Bell · Feb 4th, 2018

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Hi Bec, thank you for your comment. We understand that teachers address mathematical concepts in various ways and that these methods are equally valid. We plan to create an alternate version of this poster to reflect the focus on place value that you mentioned in your comment. We will let you know once our designers have completed this update.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Feb 5th, 2018


Hello Bec,
As Stephanie mentioned, this resource is still valid for many teachers so changing it might not be the best solution. I agree that place value should be clearly understood first before using short-cut methods. If you’d like to take a look at the link below, we have a lot of resources catering for the learning of place value which you may find useful.
Place Value Teaching Resources
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further assistance.

Kristian · Feb 15th, 2018

Maree Bruce

I definitely agree that this is a misconception that is being reiterated on anchor chart.

Maree Bruce · Nov 10th, 2020

Resource Updates

  • Altered wording on poster.

    Change by Janeen Mar 17th, 2021

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