Extra Maths Support - Year 2
The extra support activities below match Hamilton’s weekly maths plans. We now also provide Year 2 maths as short blocks. We will eventually be phasing out the plans, as we believe our short blocks offer you all of the same advantages and more, including the integration of the problem-solving investigations into each unit of study. Find out more about the advantages of Hamilton's short blocks.
Tag, You're it! (1): Locating 2-digit numbers on a beaded line. More or less (2): Comparing pairs of 2-digit numbers.
Secret spider (1): Adding and subtracting 10 using 1-100 grid. Dinosaur day (2): Finding change from 20p.
Spot the 10 (1): Adding three single-digit numbers, spotting a pair with a total of 10. Spot the pattern (2): Using number facts and patterns to subtract 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers, e.g. 6 - 3, 16 - 3, 26 - 3, 36 - 3... 96 - 3.
Coin counting on (1): Finding the total of pairs of coins (up to 20p). Fair cakes (2): Finding half of quantities by sharing.
Be the balance (1): Comparing weights by direct comparison. Match and stick (2): Telling the time to the hour on an analogue clock.
Give me five (1): Counting in 5s. Clever counting (2): Early multiplication (in 10s).
Hopping maths (1): Early multiplication (in 5s). Ring the fives (2): Early division (in 5s).
Pouring potions (1): Comparing capacity by direct comparison. Pick up sticks (2): Doubling numbers 11 to 20.
Do the splits (1): Adding 'friendly 2-digit numbers using partitioning (1s < 10 and 10s < 10). A jump and a hop (2): Subtracting 11 and 12 from 2-digit numbers by counting back.
Tall towers (1): Finding a small difference. Frustrating fifteen (2): Finding 'how many more to make?'
Smiley faces (1): Naming and counting faces of 3D shapes. What's the time? (2): Telling the time to the half hour on an analogue clock.