This fruit-themed activity will help your students connect repeated addition for 5's and 6's in order to see how multiplication works. It serves as a great visual for budding mathematicians, and kids will love adding up the different groups of fruit!
This year, second graders will be introduced to the concept of multiplication using repeated addition. For example, they will learn that 5+5+5+5+5 is the same thing as saying 5x5. This guided lesson will use manipulatives to teach kids about repeated addition and give them plenty of opportunities to practice addition within 100. Download and print the accompanying worksheets for even more addition practice.
Lay the foundation for multiplication by introducing your second graders to the concept of arrays. You can use this worksheet as a scavenger hunt, center activity, or an opportunity to engage students in individual learning!
This worksheet provides students with the opportunity to work with groups and explore arrays. Students will create sentence frames and repeated addition equations based on pictures before writing their own creative story problems.
Early understanding of multiplication allows second graders to thrive as they progress through higher grade math lessons. Visual clues and step-by-step instructions give students second grade multiplication help to teach them how to not only go through the motions of multiplication, but also understand why what they are doing makes sense. Students interested in learning more about second grade multiplication may benefit from our third grade multiplication resources.