Good morning Year Two! Today we are going to be practising our multiplication word problem strategies!

Let’s look at this multiplication word problem and think about what strategies we could use to work it out:

I have 3 bags. There are 5 pennies in each bag. How many pennies do I have altogether?

Strategy one: Using our times table knowledge! We can count up in our 5’s on our fingers (because we there are 5 pennies in each bag) until we get to our third finger (because there are 3 bags).

Strategy two: Drawing our groups! Remember multiplication means GROUPS OF. That means we can work the problem out by drawing 3 groups (big circles or bags) with 5 dots (pennies) in each one. We can then count up in our 5’s to get our total!

Strategy 3: Arrays!

The first bag has 5 pennies so draw the 5 pennies in a line. The second bag also has 5 pennies so draw a second line of 5 pennies. The third bag also has 5 pennies so draw a third line of 5 pennies. Now instead of counting all the pennies individually, you could work out the answer by counting each line in 5s to find our answer!

Your activity:

Now it’s your turn! Work out these multiplication word problems using any strategy you like, you can challenge yourself by using a different strategy to check your work!

I enjoyed playing the math challenge game!

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Great work!

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This is really challenging

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Keep persevering and you’ll get there!

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I got one word problem wrong but then I got the rest correct and I got all the word problems in the challenge correct too.

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Excellent work Jalon. I said that you got one question wrong, but as long as you know why your answer was wrong, then you have learnt from it.

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Fantastic Jalon! Keep showing resilience through not giving up!

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This is fun

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Sorry abubakr not mian2011@gmail.com

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WWW – I got them right and I learnt about doubling

EBI – More maths games

Matilda Demain (Owl Class)

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Well done Matilda. There will more tomorrow.

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I loved it so much. I did the extra questions and even made up some more of my own challenges 🙂

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