Multiplication as a binary operation

New Zealand Curriculum: Level 2

Learning Progression Frameworks: Multiplicative thinking, Signpost 3 to Signpost 4

Target students

These activities are intended for students who understand multiplication as the repeated addition of equals sets, and who know some of the basic multiplication facts.

The following diagnostic questions indicate students’ understanding of, and ability to apply, multiplication and division to situations that involve equal sets. The questions are given in order of complexity.  If the student answers a question confidently and with understanding proceed to the next question.  If not, then use the supporting activities to build and strengthen their fluency and understanding. In the assessment allow access to pencil and paper but not to a calculator unless stated. (show diagnostic questions)

Teaching activities