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Monday independent activity

Today, we will introduce the multiplication symbol (x).  A useful way to think of this is as meaning "groups of", eg. 3 x 2 is 3 "groups of" 2.

Drawing out the groups can help children to visualise this, then writing the addition also helps them to identify "how many groups and of which size" they have.

For the practical activity, children can draw the groups and write the number sentences in the back of their green book.

If completing the pdf worksheet, please put this in your plastic wallet.

If you would like some extra problem solving challenges, we have included some in the Word document.

The White Rose video is below if you would like to recap or catch-up the Zoom session.  It is video 4 (Using the Multiplication symbol).  The BBC Multiplication Boy video shows the learning in a real-life context.