Lay the foundation for multiplication by introducing your second graders to the concepts of skip counting and repeated addition. This lesson can be used alongside Up, Up, and Array, or separately to reinforce these important skills.
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!
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.