Year 2 maths

This week year 2 have been continuing their work on multiplication.  We began by putting objects into equal groups and then we looked at arrays.  An array is when objects are arranged into a regular pattern of  rows and columns.

The children put cubes into straight rows and columns to make arrays.  This array shows 12 cubes arranged in 3 rows of 4 cubes which we learnt is written mathematically as 3 x 4 = 12.

 

Below are some other arrays from the classroom.

2 rows of 4 boxes would be written as 2 x 4 = 8

5 rows of 6 trays would be written as 5 x 6 = 30

Can your child find any other arrays at home or when you are out and about?