This morning P3 were introduced to multiplication. The children were shown a calculation on the board and they had to match it to the materials laid out. From this they understood that 3x4 means 3 sets of 4. In groups they were given calculation and they had to represent these using numicon. To further develop their understanding they had to use as many materials as possible to represent a calculation. They children wee creative and used Numicon, coins, cubes, counter, rods and even Jenja blocks. The P3s will be working on this all week.