Today we are going to use everything we had learnt to solve multiplication calculations. Remember – we can count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Look at the calculation 5 x 6 =

Can I count in 5s or 6s? I can count in 5s. That means I need to put 6 fingers up to represent the 6 groups of 5 I have. Now count in 5s to find the answer: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30. So 6 x 5 = 30.

We know that we can look at the calculation both ways (from our learning with arrays) so if 6 x 5 = 30 then 5 x 6 = 30 also.

Use this website for some online practise:

Now have a go at this activity:
Download Worksheet 1

If you want more practise you could try this activity too:
Download Worksheet 2