# Maths vocabulary for Year 2: multiplication and division

It is in year 2 that multiplication and division really become important. Understanding terms such as ‘lots of’, ‘share equally’ and ‘divide’ are all introduced in a practical sense i.e. children need plenty of opportunities to share items out and to group into sets.

The vocabulary introduced in year 2 concerning multiplication and division of numbers includes:

lots of groups of

times multiply multiplied by multiple of

once twice three times

four times five times up to ten times

times as (long, big etc)

repeated addition

array row column

share equally one each two each three each etc

group in pairs group in tens

equal groups of

divide divided by divided into

Find a larger version of this list in the link below.

Remember that new vocabulary should not be introduced in isolation, but in suitable contexts.

(Taken from Mathematical Vocabulary Book DfEE)

Maths vocabulary: multiplication and division

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