Y2 Maths

Use Arrays Lesson

This Year 2 Use Arrays lesson covers the prior learning of making arrays, before moving onto the main skill of solving multiplications and understanding commutativity using arrays.

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: (2C6) Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
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
Mathematics Year 2: (2C9b) Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of place value of 1s, 10s and 100s, before moving onto the main skill of use arrays. 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.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

This Year 2 Use Arrays lesson covers the prior learning of making arrays, before moving onto the main skill of solving multiplications and understanding commutativity using arrays.

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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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Matching Activity

This Year 1 Use Arrays Matching Game checks pupils’ understanding of solving one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays.

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Video Tutorial

In this Make Arrays Video Tutorial, Katie shows children what an array is and how to use them.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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 Animation

This Year 2 Use Arrays Interactive Animation aims to support pupils’ knowledge and understanding of arrays.

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Extension

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

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Use Arrays Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of calculating multiplication facts.