The easiest way to read large numbers is to think of them as blocks of three, starting on the right. Each block of three is hundreds, tens and units, which keep repeating themselves. The first block of three are Educational games for children 9 years old maths, TENS AND UNITS of ones or units.
The second block of three are HUNDREDS, TENS AND UNITS of thousands. So 456 456 is four hundred and fifty six thousand four hundred and fifty six. This page takes a closer look at reading large numbers and finding the value of various digits. Here we have a subtraction worksheet laid out in columns. This leads to real problems in later years when multiplying by decimals. Far better to say that the digit moves one place to the left and a zero is put in the units as a place holder.
There is, of course, a rhythm and pattern to the five times table, as alternate answers end in zero or 5. This makes it one of the easiest times tables to learn. My latest worksheet can be used as a timed practice, with three sets of 12 questions on the page. This page extends our current times table worksheets found in the Four Rules section and can be found in the Year 2 Calculating section. Lists are an important part of this work, such as make a list of the even numbers between 20 and 40. The children should be able to generate their own lists of cars, sweets etc, especially when this fits in with other areas of the curriculum.
One of the most important aspects of this work is to ask questions about the data displayed, comparing data: what is the most common? Children will come across a wide range of graphs, both to record data and to gather information from. The most common graph they will work on is the block graph. It is important at this early age that they realise that graphs have to be labelled. Simple pictograms, where the symbol represents one unit are also introduced in year 2.