Monday Independent activity
The children need to know the 2 times table up to 12 x 2 = 24. First of all, please practise counting in 2s from 0 to 24.
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24.
Then, to practise the 2 times table in mixed up order, you could:
- write the numbers 1 to 12 on pieces of paper, put them in a bowl and take one out at a time, encouraging your child to work out the answer (by counting up in 2s or drawing that many groups of 2 on paper to count up to find the answer).
- roll two dice to generate a number and find the answer to that number multiplied by 2, eg. I roll a 3 and a 4 = 7, so I say or draw 7 x 2 = 14.
- find 12 pairs of socks and use them to represent different 2 x table questions - eg. 6 pairs of socks = 6 x 2 = 12 socks.
Please make sure you are saying "six times two" or "six twos" or "six multiplied by 2" (they all mean the same!) so the children are used to hearing the times table in different forms.
Please have a watch of the Percy Parker video below to practise the 2 times table as well.