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Maths

Year 2 Maths

We will update this page regularly with news about the topics we are learning, along with some links to games and activities.

 

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November 2018 - Fractions

 

In year 2 we have been lots of fract-FUN!

 

The top number (numerator) tells you how many parts you have and the bottom number (denominator) tells you how many parts it has been split into altogether.

 

You can also find fractions of amounts and number...

 

 

November 2018 - Shape

 

We have been learning all about 2D shapes (flat shapes) and 3D shapes (3 dimensions: width, height and depth). We have learnt how to: name them; describe their properties (the number of edges, corner/vertices and for 3D shapes the number and shape of faces); sort them; and recognise real life objects.

 

We have learnt about the following shapes...

 

Here are some games to try at home...

 

October 2018 - Division

 

Dividing uses a similar method to division. You can group your amount into an array. Here is a worked example...

 

October 2018 - Multiplication

 

Learning our times tables is really important but we are still learning so need a written method when we don't know the answer. The best method for this is using arrays. It is a clear method that shows the multiplication as lots of.  Here is a worked example...

 

 

Remember multiplication can be done in either order. Just rotate your array and you have the same calculation in a different order and the same answer!

 

Remember though - it is still important to practise your times tables. Here are some games you can use to help practise...

October 2018 - Subtraction

This week we have been learning how to subtract using partitioning on a number line. This is a 4 step process that helps us subtract a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number. Below are some worked examples of how we set it out with instructions reminders next to each step.

 

 

September 2018 - Numbers on a Number Line

In our maths starters this week we have been looking at placing and estimating numbers on a number line.

 

You have to:
* Look carefully at the start and end values
* Work out how many gaps there are
* Calculate what the scale is going up in
* Identify any missing amounts.

 

Here is a useful game to help you practise...

September 2018 - Addition

This week we have been learning how to add using partitioning. This is a 4 step process that helps us add two 2 digit numbers. Below are some worked examples of how we set it out with instructions reminders next to each step.

 

 

September 2018 - Place Value

We started this year by learning about place value and how to make different numbers.

 

2 digit numbers can be partitioned into tens and ones.

We learnt how make and draw this in different ways...

 

Below are some links to some place value games and activities to try at home!

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