Term 3
Year 2 Term 3 

Key Concepts – Number – Multiplication and Division

Key Vocabulary – Multiplication, Multiplying, Times, Repeated addition Division, Dividing, Grouping, Sharing, Repeated Subtraction Times Tables Arrays

Key Concepts – Geometry – Properties of shape

Key Vocabulary – Cube, Cuboid, Cylinder, Sphere, Square, Rectangle, Oblong, Circle, Shape, 2D, 3D, Properties, Sides, Edges, Corners, Face, Vertices, Symmetry 
Common Misconceptions – Multiplication and Division That division is commutative The difficulty for children to see the difference between the addition and multiplication symbol – needs explicit teaching Lack of understanding that when multiplying 2 numbers the first number is multiplied that many times by the second number ie 3 x 4 is the same as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 That any number multiplied by 10 is 10 times bigger etc. (Children need visual imagery to understand this concept) Children find the multiplication facts for 6 x, 7 x, 8 x and 9 x more difficult to remember. Common Misconception – Properties of shape Children only recognise only those shapes that are typically illustrated –ie do not recognise an upside down triangle. What do we mean by a 2D shape and a 3D shape – 2D just have length and width and 3D have length, width and breadth That 2D shapes are only found as a face of a 3D shape. (You are not able to hold a 2D shape.) That it doesn’t matter in what orientation a shape is, it is still that shape according to properties, ie a square or ‘upside down’ triangle (ie orientation doesn’t matter. That some shapes fall into several categories ie a square can be defined as a rectangle and quadrilateral (also a parallelogram and rhombus not covered in Yr2) 