Multiplication really comes to life in year 2, beginning with seeing it as repeated addition. ‘Tables’ are learnt for the first time, but only the 2x, 5x and 10x tables at this age. Why not try some of our great activities to help with understanding and learning all about multiplication?

Repeated addition is a great way to explain multiplication to young children.

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A vital part of understanding the process of multiplication is that it can be done in any order. This is also true of addition, but not of subtraction or division.

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Beginning to learn the two times table, just up to 5 x 2.

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Try to learn the five times table as soon as possible. The answers all end in five or zero!

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Here we have another in our series on multiplication and tables. This time we are looking at the ten times table. This is often thought of as the easiest table as the digits don't change, but don't get caught in the trap of telling your child that you 'just add a nought'to multiply by ten.

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Practice makes perfect, and this set of multiplication pages gives loads of practice for the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

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Mixed 2x, 5x and 10x tables up to 12.

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Number patterns help with learning tables and recognising multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

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Put in the missing numbers to make the number sentences correct.

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This set of worksheets looks at multiplication word problems taken from real life situations.

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This is the second of our sets of worksheets which look at word problems involving multiplication. Only the 2x, 5x and 10x tables are used and children who knows these ‘off by heart’ will find the questions much easier.

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This set of four worksheets looks at multiplication word problems taken mainly from real life situations involving measurements. All the questions can be answered if the 2x, 5x and 10x tables are known.

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A great way to practice the 2x, 5x and 10x tables is with 2p, 5p and 10p coins.

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It is a good idea to keep reinforcing that multiplication can be seen as ‘lots of’. 3 lots of 2p can be written as 2p x 3.

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Continuing with our series on multiplication these pages use a baker's shop to buy biscuits cakes and buns. Make sure your child has some knowledge of their 2x, 5x and 10x tables as well as being able to count up in twos, fives and tens before trying these pages.

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Shopping using the 2x, 5x and 10x tables up to 12.

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Fun, 2-player game to help with learning the 2x table.

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Consolidate knowledge of the 3x table with this calculator game.

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A calculator and counters is all you need to play this game which re-inforces knowledge of the 5x table.

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Fun calculator game to back up knowledge of the 10x table.

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Halving and doubling word problems.

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More word problems, mostly using knowledge of doubling and halving with larger numbers.

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Ten questions all about doubling numbers.

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See how quickly you can do these 2x, 5x and 10x 'tables' questions.

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More 2x, 5x and 10x 'tables' to do as quickly as possible - but they must be correct!

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More on knowing 2x, 5x and 10x tables up to 12.

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36 quickfire questions on the 2 x table (up to 12 x 2)

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36 quickfire questions on the 5x table (up to 12 x 5)

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36 quickfire questions on the 10x table (up to 12 x 10)

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Great set of 'space' pages to test how quickly the two, five and ten times tables are known.

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More on knowing 2x, 5x and 10x tables up to 12.

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A look at the new statutory requirements for multiplication and division in Year 2.

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