Multiplication in Year 1 & 2

Our students in Year 1 & 2 are currently learning strategies for Multiplication in our Mathematics lessons. We have discussed and tested many strategies, including:

  • Skip counting
  • Drawing groups and pictures
  • Using hands on materials like counters and MAB
  • Trial and error
  • Vertical multiplication
  • Repeated addition
  • Inverse operation (division)
  • Arrays
  • Number lines & the jump strategy

It has been fantastic to hear students explain how to multiply, explore the most efficient strategy, and to justify the reasons for the strategy they chose to solve a particular problem, rather than simply applying a learned formula. Take a look at some of our learning in the video to the left and the gallery below!