Posted by Peter on 22nd February 2010

Year 2 Calculations: Multiplication and money

multiplication_and_moneyA great way to practice the 2x, 5x and 10x tables is with 2p, 5p and 10p coins. If you can gather together a set of ten of each this makes for a really good practical resource with endless questions: e.g. I have six 5p coins, how much do I have? Give me 20p all in 5p coins etc.
As a backup to this kind of work we have a worksheet from which use coins as a basis for practising tables. At first children may count up in twos, fives or tens, but encourage them to just count the number of coins and multiply. (Although I admit that when I am in a shop with a pocket full of change I tend to count up!) This is just one of a great set of worksheets you can find at

More worksheets on multiplication can be found in our Four Rules, Multiplication section.

Multiplication and money (pg 1)

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