Maths: multiplication

Thursday 26 January 2023

This week in Year 2 we have been exploring multiplication. We are able to recognise equal groups, count how many objects are in each group and how many groups there are. We then use this knowledge to find the total.

We started by writing our equations out using repeated addition. We then wrote the equation as a multiplication.

(E.g. – 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 is the same as 2 x 4)

Help at home by arranging equal groups in the home for your child. You could use socks, coins or any other object that can be counted in 2s, 5s or 10s!

Counting by 2s – YouTube

Counting by 5s – YouTube

Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog (it’s along the play bar) and turn off autoplay – this
avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip
after clip.