# Year 2 Calculation - Multiplication in any Order

*This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with recognising that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order.*

By Year 2, children should be able to recognise the commutative property of a multiplication calculation. This means that the two numbers being multiplied can be done in either order, and still give the same answer. For example, 5 x 4 gives the same result as 4 x 5. They may use this skill to answer any questions involving times tables they are unfamiliar with (if they don't know 5 x 7, they may know 7 x 5 for instance). Cumulative property also applies when 3, 4 or any other group of numbers are to be multiplied. The calculation can be done in any order and the answer will be the same.

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