Maths KS1 / KS2: Multiples of two, five and ten

Multiplication Boy and Divider Girl keep their maths superpowers sharp with a competition to count in twos, fives and tens.

Looking around the world, they count objects that come in multiples.

Spotting patterns in the times tables, they race against each other to win the competition.

These maths heroes know that counting in multiples helps with multiplying and dividing.

But who has got the speediest skills? Let’s find out!

This clip is from the series A World Without Maths.

Teacher Notes

Children might use objects or pictures to count in twos, fives and tens.

They could go outside and look for objects that appear in twos, fives or tens, or gather things to create groups of twos, fives and tens (leaves, sticks, pebbles).

They might arrange the objects in groups or arrays and label each group with the multiplication calculation.

This might be extended for some children to begin to explore the inverse division calculations.

Children could identify the multiples of two, five or ten on a number line, in a hundred square or on a multiplication grid.

They might fill in missing multiples in a sequence. Then, begin to look for patterns in each set of numbers.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Maths at KS1 and KS2 in England and Wales, and First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from A World Without Maths:

How to use mental methods to multiply
How to use arrays to multiply
What is multiplication?
The relationship between multiplication and division
Dividing using repeated subtraction
How to use mental methods to divide