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Multiplication

Learning tables is a must in Year 2, but there is much more to do as well; just take a look at our fabulous resources.

 Year 2 is the year that children begin to learn multiplication tables, starting with the two, five and ten times tables. Remember, it is not enough to just count up in fives (5, 10, 15, 20 etc.) the whole sentence needs to be learned (5 times 2 equals 10 etc).

Perhaps the main change is that tables are meant to be learned up to 12 times, rather than just 10.

As with addition, it is important to know that multiplication can be done in any order, but not division. The relationship between multiplication and division is now stressed more, with inverse operations for checking made more explicit in the Guidance.

We have a fantastic range of worksheets covering both Multiplication and Division. There’s plenty of practice for tables which can also be used as timed sheets to see just how well the table has been learned as well as having a go at division tables!

We also have a great collection of word problems, money worksheets and tables games to play so that in no time at all those tables become familiar friends!

Understanding multiplication

An introduction to multiplication as repeated addition.

Learning the 2x table: two first (eg 2 x 6)

Worksheets to help children learn the two times table 'off by heart', with the twos coming first: eg 2 x 5 = 10 or 2 x 6 = 12

Learning the 2x table: two second (eg 6 x 2)

Worksheets to help children learn the two times table 'off by heart', with the twos coming second: eg 5 x 2 = 10 or 6 x 2 = 12

More 2x table practice

Further activities on the two times table, including bar modelling and plenty of practice sheets so that children will learn the table ‘off by heart’.

These resources can also be found in our Times Tables category.

Learning the 5x table: five first (eg 5 x 6)

Worksheets to help children learn the five times table 'off by heart', with the fives coming first: eg 5 x 4 = 20 or 5 x 6 = 30.

Learning the 5x table: five second (eg 6 x 5)

Worksheets to help children learn the five times table 'off by heart', with the fives coming second: eg 2 x 5 = 10 or 6 x 5 = 30.

More 5x table practice

Further activities on the five times table, including bar modelling and plenty of practice sheets so that children will learn the table ‘off by heart’.

These resources can also be found in our Times Tables category.

Learning the 10x table: ten first (eg 10 x 6)

Worksheets to help children learn the ten times table 'off by heart', with the tens coming first: eg 10 x 5 = 50 or 10 x 6 = 60

Learning the 10x table: ten second (eg 5 x 10)

Worksheets to help children learn the ten times table 'off by heart', with the tens coming second: eg 2 x 10 = 20 or 6 x 10 = 60

More 10x table practice

Further activities on the ten times table, including bar modelling to help children learn the table ‘off by heart’.

These resources can also be found in our Times Tables category.

Speedy tables

A mixture of the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Speed of answer will help to show how well the tables are known.

These resources can also be found in our Times Tables category.

Further activities for multiplication, including word problems

Fun games which require tables knowledge and a range of word problems.

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