KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Calculation - Multiplication in any Order
6 x 4 = 24 and 4 x 6 = 24 as well!

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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  1. Question 1

    Which number is missing?
    20 x ? = 80
    4 x 20 = 80 and 20 x 4 = 80 too
  2. Question 2

    Which number is missing?
    ? x 8 = 16
    If you know that 8 x 2 = 16, then 2 x 8 = 16 also
  3. Question 3

    When you multiply two numbers...
    When multiplying two numbers, it doesn't matter which way round they go, you will still get the same answer
  4. Question 4

    What is 50 x 2?
    2 x 50 is much easier to work out!
  5. Question 5

    5 x 6 gives the same answer as...
    They both give an answer of 30
  6. Question 6

    I don't know my 7 times table yet. How could I work out 5 x 7?
    5 x 7 = 35 and 7 x 5 is 35 too
  7. Question 7

    What could make this calculation easier to work out?
    5 x 12
    5 x 12 = 60 and 12 x 5 also gives the same answer
  8. Question 8

    Which of the following pairs give an answer of 20?
    4 x 5 = 20, as does 5 x 4
  9. Question 9

    Which of the following pairs give an answer of 60?
    2 x 30 gives an answer of 60, as does 30 x 2
  10. Question 10

    What is 100 x 4?
    Changing the order of the numbers makes this 4 x 100, which is easier to work out

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