This week we looked at different ways to show multiplication. We made grids to show the relationship and we circled groups of dots to show the array.

We especially talked about the different ways of saying 'times'. For example, we can say 'groups of'', 'lots of'', 'multiplied by', and we can use the 'x' symbol for our mathematical notation.

We finished off the week by using what we had learned to solve word problems.

## Sunday, 16 August 2015

## Monday, 10 August 2015

### Week 3

This week we have been doing a variety of activities to help us with our basic facts. We used an abacus to practise recognising groups of five and ten without counting them. We also used the abacus to see if we could quickly recognise what was missing to make one hundred.

We used unilink cubes to show different ways of making ten such as 5 + 3 + 2. We tried to make ten in as many different ways as possible. Then we gave one unilink cube the value of ten, and then tried to see how many ways we could make one hundred.

We also created our own 2 and 3 digit numbers. We added them together and had a competition to see who could make the biggest and smallest totals.

On Friday, we worked together to create different shapes to see if we could continue patterns and work out how many cubes would be needed to make the next shape in a sequence.

We used unilink cubes to show different ways of making ten such as 5 + 3 + 2. We tried to make ten in as many different ways as possible. Then we gave one unilink cube the value of ten, and then tried to see how many ways we could make one hundred.

We also created our own 2 and 3 digit numbers. We added them together and had a competition to see who could make the biggest and smallest totals.

On Friday, we worked together to create different shapes to see if we could continue patterns and work out how many cubes would be needed to make the next shape in a sequence.

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