Y2 Maths

Four Operations with Lengths Lesson

This Year 2 Four Operations with Lengths lesson covers the prior learning of adding, subtracting and the two times table, before moving onto the main skill of solving one and two-step problems involving lengths.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step herehere and here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 2: (2M1) Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

Mathematics Year 2: (2M2) Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of adding, subtracting and the two times table, before moving onto the main skill of solving one and two-step problems involving lengths.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Add 2-Digit Numbers 1 Game includes three questions to check pupils' understanding of adding 2-digit numbers with no exchange. Children will use partitioning and the column method.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Subtract with 2-Digits Game aims to support pupils' subtraction skills using the column method, partitioning and number lines.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 The 2 Times Table Game checks pupils' understanding of counting in 2s and applying this knowledge to the 2 times tables.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of adding, subtracting and the two times table, before moving onto the main skill of Four operations with lengths. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Four Operations with Lengths Video Tutorial, Katie demonstrates how to solve word problems involving length. She uses the terminology centimetres, total, different and times.

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of operations with lengths.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack.

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This Year 2 Four Operations with Lengths activity comprises questions to draw on pupils understanding of the four operations and apply their understanding to length.

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Extension

This operations with lengths extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the operations with lengths lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 2 Four Operations with Lengths Maths Challenge checks pupils' ability to apply their understanding of length to the four operations.