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What does this mean? 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2

Is there another way of recording this?

 

A quick way of recording this is by turning it into a multiplication number sentence.

 

First of all, how many 2s can we see? We can see six 2s.

 

So there are six 2s and we can record it like this:

 

6 x 2 =

 

This means that there are six lots or six groups of 2.

 

Now try this one:


10 x 10 x 10 =

 

How many 10s can we see? We can see three 10s so record it like this:

 

3 x 10 =

 

It's important that we record these in the correct order. 10 x 3 means ten lots of 3 and not three lots of ten. Yes the answer would be the same but today we're learning to turn the arrays into the correct multiplication number sentences!

 

Try the activities below. Remember to start from the red level and work your way through!

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