# N1/E2.5

Multiply using single-digit whole numbers

(a) Understand and use the vocabulary of multiplication, e.g. multiplied by, times, lots of

(b) Understand the operation of multiplication as repeated addition

(c) Understand that multiplication is commutative (the concept not the terminology), e.g. 2 ? 4 = 4 ? 2, but that the meaning is different, e.g. take 2 tablets 4 times a day (4 x 2) is different from take 4 tablets twice a day (2 x 4)

(d) Know doubles of numbers to 10

(e) Understand the relationship between halving and doubling

A seasonal addition activity for E1-2 learners or could be used as a speedy starter for other levels.

This is a set of part-blanked times tables grids for students to complete and use as a resource. Used with Entry level students. Includes 10×10 and 12×20 grids, with full and gap versions.

**Editor’s note**

Can be printed and completed on paper, or used on-screen.

A cheerful and very clear PPT introduces the idea of multiplication to E2-E3 Functional Maths learners. Accompanied by a 3 page worksheet. Two pages of number problems and one page with a mix of multiplication, addition and subtraction ‘word’ problems.

A bumper pack of 8 worksheets with something for everyone from E2 (odd and even numbers, multiples of two) through to Level 1.

Fabulous word and number cloud activities for E1 (maths words), E2 (odd even nos. and 2D shapes) and E3 (recognise, sort and and order metric measures). With instructions, extension ideas and answer sheets. Ideal for display (and annotation) on a smartboard.

Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.

See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:

How to times and divide is a set of beautifully clear handouts (or classroom posters) for E2-3. Covers single and 2-digit numbers in a step by step fashion.

The Four Operations – mathematical vocabulary provides a great introduction to basic Entry Level number work. Matching activity and fill-in exercise.

A fabulous self-checking times table card game. Four sets of cards for x6, x7, x8, x9.

**June 2011** There is now a second version of this popular resource adapted by Ruth Read – aimed at E2-E3 and covering x2 × 3 ×5 ×10 tables.

Times tables matching cards. All the tables from 2 to 10 ( 9 sets of 22 cards) for individual, paired or small group work. With teaching ideas.

Mental maths starter (doubling, halving, addition and subtraction) that can also be used as a gentle introduction to substitution.