Short Blocks

Maths Year 2 Spring Multiplication and Division (A)

Each unit has everything you need to teach a set of related skills and concepts.

Count in 2s, 5s, 10s; 5x tables facts (suggested as 2 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1 Teaching
Use the ITP Number grid to demonstrate counting in 5s. Look at the patterns, and identify large multiples of 5. Then count in 5s from numbers other than 0 or 5. Identify patterns.
Group Activities
Use the ‘Multiple Madness’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Complete and describe number patterns that involve 2s, 5s and 10s.
-- Investigate statements about patterns; decide if they are always true, sometimes true or never true.

Day 2 Teaching
Show children seven 5p coins. Count in 5s to establish how much. Create an array of 7 x 5 and state that 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 is seven lots of 5 or seven fives, which we can write as 7 x 5, read as seven times five. Repeat with other arrays for different multiples of 5.
Group Activities
-- Rolling a 1-10 dice then multiply the number by 5.
-- Multiply strips of 5 stickers up to 10 and record the calculation.

You Will Need

  • Number grid ITP (see resources)
  • Statement cards: Multiples of 5 end in 5; Multiples of 10 end in 0; Multiples of 2 end in 2; Multiples of 2 end in 7; Multiples of 5 two-digit numbers and headings cards: always true, sometimes true and never true
  • ‘Patterns’ activity sheet (see resources)
  • 1-100 grid (see resources)
  • 1-10 dice & pots of ten 5p coins
  • Additional activity sheets (see resources)
  • Eight 5p coins
  • Blutac

Mental/Oral Maths Starters

Day 1
Count in 5s (pre-requisite skills)

Day 2
Count in 5s (pre-requisite skills)

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

  • Peter counts in 5s.
    When he says ‘40’, how many 5s has he counted?
  • Circle the multiples of 5 in the list below:
    20, 31, 65, 54, 15, 80, 17, 100
  • Draw an array to show 8 lots of 5.
  • Fran starts counting in 2s from 12: 12…14…16… Will she say the number 43?
  • Fill in the missing numbers:
    72 68 ☐ ☐ 56 ☐ 48 ☐ 40


In-depth Investigation: Multiple Madness
Children arrange digit cards to form multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and explore different possibilities.