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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. 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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Modelling Powerpoint

Modelling Powerpoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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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.

2 Practical Activities

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Supporting Activities

Supporting Activities

This the multiplication symbol supporting activities sheet contains suggestions for additional tasks you might wish to use to support pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the lesson.

2 Varied Fluency

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

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

2 Reasoning & Problem Solving

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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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Mixed Practice

Mixed Practice

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

Reasoning and Problem Solving from the old Resource Pack
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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Discussion Problem

Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

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

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

2 Additional Activities

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Learning Video Clip

Learning Video Clip

Maria and her elves are in the Marvellous Production Hall creating candy sticks! Maria has just discovered the multiplication symbol and realises that this will make creating candy sticks much quicker! Use your knowledge of multiplication in order to help Maria create enough tasty treats!

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

This resource is aimed at Year 2 Expected and has been designed to give children the opportunity to consolidate the skills they have learned in Autumn Block 4 – Multiplication and Division.