Year 2 maths - New Curriculum, 2015

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These are the types of maths questions that children aged 6 to 7 in year 2, should be able to answer. Click on the resources to see sample questions.


Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
NUMBER 2N1

Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward

  2N2a

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words

  2N2b

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100;
use <, > and = signs

  2N3

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)

  2N4

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line

  2N6

Use place value and number facts to solve problems




Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
CALCULATIONS
(+, –, ÷, ×)
2C1

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

  2C2a

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:

  • a two-digit number and ones
  • a two-digit number and tens
  • two two-digit numbers
  • adding three one-digit numbers

  2C2b

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, including:

  • a two-digit number and ones
  • a two-digit number and tens
  • two two-digit numbers
  • adding three one-digit numbers

  2C3

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and missing number problems

  2C4

Solve problems with addition and subtraction:

  • using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
  • applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods

  2C6

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers

  2C7

Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division ( ÷) and equals (=) signs

  2C8

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts

  2C9a

Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
2 + 3  is the same as         3 + 2  
4 ÷ 1  is not the same as   1 ÷ 4

  2C9b

Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot

2 × 3 is the same as       3 × 2
4 – 1 is not the same as 1 – 4


Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
FRACTIONS 2F1a

Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity

  2F1b

Write simple fractions e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3

  2F2

Recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2

Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
MEASUREMENT 2M1

Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

  2M2

Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels

  2M3a

Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value

  2M3b

Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money

  2M4a

Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

  2M4b

Compare and sequence intervals of time

  2M4c

Know number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day

  2M9

Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change

Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
GEOMETRY
shape properties
2G1a

Compare and sort common 2-D and everyday objects.

  2G1b

Compare and sort common 3-D shapes and everyday objects.

  2G2a

Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and symmetry in a vertical line.

  2G2b

Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces.

  2G3

Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, e.g. circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid.

GEOMETRY position and direction 2P1

Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns.

  2P2

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).

STATISTICS 2S1

Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

  2S2a

Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

  2S2b

Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

 

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