The 2 times table
Learn the 2 times table by counting in twos and looking at arrays and number patterns.
This lesson includes:
- one video
- two activities
Counting in twos
Here is a counting pattern:
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, …
This pattern goes up in twos.
From each number, we add 2 to get the next number.
Can you count on in twos to get to 24?
Groups of 2
This array has 2 apples in each column.
There are 4 columns, making 4 lots of 2.
4 lots of 2 is the same as 4 x 2 and 4 x 2 = 8
|1 lot of 2 = 2||2 lots of 2 = 4||3 lots of 2 = 6||4 lots of 2 = 8|
|1 x 2 = 2||2 x 2 = 4||3 x 2 = 6||4 x 2 = 8|
This set of number facts are from the 2 times table.
This number track shows the 2 times table. Some numbers are missing.
Can you work out which numbers are missing?
How did you work out the missing numbers?
How many 2p coins make 18p?
Through repeated addition this is:
2p + 2p + 2p + 2p + 2p + 2p + 2p + 2p + 2p = 18p
Or you could do this through multiplication:
9 x 2 = 18
so 9 x 2p = 18p
Remember that every number in the 2 times table is an even number.
Even numbers always end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
Draw an array for each multiplication fact in the 2 times table.
What do you notice about the arrays you have drawn?
How are they the same? How are they different?
Practise counting up and down in twos from 0 to 24.
Have a go at this 2x table interactive activity and see if you can get all the questions right.
Play Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica to learn more about this topic and test your skills.
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