Y2 Maths

The Multiplication Symbol Lesson

This Year 2 The Multiplication Symbol lesson covers the prior learning of adding equal groups of 2, 5 and 10 using representations, before moving onto the main skill of writing multiplications.

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. 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: (2C7) Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
Mathematics Year 2: (2C8) Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of adding equal groups of 2, 5 and 10 using representations, before moving onto the main skill of the multiplication symbol. 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

Katie introduces children to the multiplication symbol and associated vocabulary in this The Multiplication Symbol Video Tutorial.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This Year 2 The Multiplication Symbol lesson covers the prior learning of adding equal groups of 2, 5 and 10 using representations, before moving onto the main skill of writing multiplications.

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Full Step

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, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 The Multiplication Symbol Game aims to support pupils’ basic multiplication skills.

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Extension

Extension

This the multiplication symbol task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the multiplication symbol lesson.

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This Year 2 The Multiplication Symbol Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of multiplication calculations.