This term, Class 2 have been exploring Multiplication through a variety of methods such as counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 aloud or using a number line, repeated addition, equal groups, drawing groups of objects and arrays.
There are 3 equal groups with 2 cherries in each group.
2 x 3 = 6
We can count in twos to find out the total amount of cherries.
2 + 2 + 2= 6
There are 6 cherries altogether.
An array is a group of objects arranged in rows and columns. It can help children to understand multiplication.
3 x 2= 6
2 x 3 = 6
Help your child to spot them in real life e.g. ice cube trays and egg boxes. Can you have a go at creating some arrays at home using small objects like mini cookies or buttons. Can you arrange the objects into different arrays?
The children have been introduced to their times tables and are focusing on the 2, 5 and 10 times table. You can help your child to practice them by using Times Table Rockstars (see your child's login details) and play beat the clock when saying aloud the times tables.
Listen to these times table songs: