Today we started to learn about multiplication and how we could use repeated addition to help us to find our answers. We are really good at counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 so we decided that we would create multiplication number sentences using facts that we already knew.
We have learnt that the symbol x can also mean ‘lots of’.
2 x 5 is the same as 2 lots of 5 which is the same as 5 + 5
We used counters and coins to help us to record our working out.
How you can continue the learning at home:
- Practise counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 so that the children are really familiar with it.
- Learn the times tables for 2, 5 and 10 and be able to recite them off by heart.
- Write some simple multiplication number sentences for your child to answer and then bring them into school to show Miss Varley what you have been learning about at home.