## What should a Year 2 know in maths?

The full list of things your child will learn at Year 2 includes:

- Place Value (up to 100)
- Addition and subtraction facts (up to 20)
- Multiplication and Division (including the 2, 3 and 5 times tables)
- Properties of shape – common 2D and 3D shapes.
- Simple Fractions.
- Measurement – Length and Height.
- Position and Direction.

## What does the National Curriculum say about problem solving?

The national curriculum requires that children are taught to ‘solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions’.

**Why is maths in the national curriculum?**

“The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils: become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. reason mathematicallyby following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument … using mathematical language.

**What year do you learn fractions UK?**

In Year 5, your child will continue to learn about fractions as numbers, measures, and operators. They will now extend their knowledge of fractions to thousandths, and will start learning about percentages. The key words for this section are denominator and numerator.

### What shapes do Year 2 need to know?

Your child will identify 2D shapes such as squares, rectangles, oblongs, triangles, circles, ovals, and pentagons in pictures and in real life. They will learn to describe properties of 2D shapes using language such as side, straight, curved, corner, right angle, flat, and symmetrical.

### What are problem-solving strategies in math?

What Are Problem Solving Strategies?

- Guess (includes guess and check, guess and improve)
- Act It Out (act it out and use equipment)
- Draw (this includes drawing pictures and diagrams)
- Make a List (includes making a table)
- Think (includes using skills you know already)

**How can I improve my maths problem-solving skills?**

Principles for teaching problem solving

- Model a useful problem-solving method. Problem solving can be difficult and sometimes tedious.
- Teach within a specific context.
- Help students understand the problem.
- Take enough time.
- Ask questions and make suggestions.
- Link errors to misconceptions.

**What is covered in Key Stage 2 maths?**

During KS2 children become much more confident with maths: they are adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as well as doing mental calculations and solving problems using time, measure or money. By the end of Year 6 the children should have a secure grasp of their times tables up to 12.

#### What year is Key Stage 2 maths?

Lower key stage 2 – years 3 and 4 At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value.

#### What fractions do Year 2 need to know?

In Year 2, your child will continue to learn about halves and quarters. They will also begin to think about thirds….Recognise and use fractions ⅓, ¼, 2/4, and ¾

- lengths (for example, a 12cm ribbon)
- shapes (for example, a rectangle)
- sets of objects (for example, a toy collection)
- quantities (for example, 24 sweets).