Repeated addition and multiplication symbol

Home learning focus

Learn how to write multiplication sentences using the multiplication (×) symbol and how it relates to repeated addition.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • two activities

Created in partnership with White Rose Maths


Repeated addition and multiplication

Watch this video to learn about multiplication and how it works with repeated addition.

In this video, you’ll learn all about how you can rearrange objects to form both multiplication and repeated addition number sentences, and how there is more than one way to represent and work out the same calculation.


Activity 1

Worksheet: Multiplication

Practise writing repeated addition and multiplication number sentences with this activity sheet from White Rose Maths.

It contains four tasks about using arrays. Have a go and see if you can get them all correct.

Repeated addition and multiplication number sentences

Activity 2

Karate Cats

Play the multiplication and division level of Karate Cats Maths - can you collect a cool new costume for your cats?

Game - Karate Cats Maths

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