Year 2 Maths
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In year 2 we have been doing lots of work on building up our fluency. Lot's of the children have been enjoying DAILY 10! A quick fire quiz with targeted questions... Click below to have a go!
We have been learning a new method for adding, which follows the same principles as our partitioning method but sets it out in a different way, using place value to line the numbers up in columns...
It is an expanded form to help the children see what is happening to the numbers to prepare them for short column in key stage 2.
Here are some worked examples similar to those we have been in doing in class.
March 2019 onwards...
We are now beginning to recap lots of the topics covered in maths so far this year to ensure the children have a deep understanding and can use and apply their mathematical knowledge! Check below for games to support this learning...
February 2019 - Measures
We have been learning about different measures.
First we looked at length. We learnt you use usually use mm, cm, m or km to measure length. To do this you need a ruler. Sometimes we measure things informally or make estimates to give us a rough idea.
We have also started looking at weight and mass. These are measured in g or kg. A skittle is about 1g! We used our learning to bake some cookies that Little Red Riding Hood could take to Grannies (as part of our English narrative learning.)
Here are some games to help practise our measuring skills...
January 2019 - Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
We started the term looking back at our written methods for addition and subtraction.
We continued to practise addition by partitioning - of which an example can be seen further down the page.
For subtraction we have started learning a new method - finding the difference. Rather than counting backwards, you can count on from the smallest number to the big number. Here's how it works...
For multiplication we have continued using arrays and we have also practised dividing by grouping. These methods can also be seen further down the page from the start of the year. Please practise these at home.
We also practised using methods in our head to help calculate with small numbers. We used our fingers to help us!
December 2018/January 2019 - Money
We have started looking at money this year. We recapped what different coins and notes there are, how we can make different amounts, adding up amounts and finding change.
Here are some games to help you practise!
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!