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What kind of maths work is your year 2 doing?

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Dd just brought home a booklet for the half term and it had lots of questions that seemed a little hard for her age. She managed to do most of them but I was wondering what kind of level they are supposed to be at.
Some if the questions included long division with decimal points which seemed a little hard.
Just wanted a general idea of the maths curriculum for this age is anyone has any experience. Thanks

LPickers Mon 22-Feb-16 14:19:56

Hi, I am a Maths Tutor for Primary School aged children. Here are the National Curriculum Learning Objectives for number work in Year 2 (Sorry its long). In addition to this there are sections on Understanding Shape, Measuring, and Handing data which I have not included.

Counting and Understanding Number:
- Read and write two digit and three digit numbers in figures and words; describe and extend number sequences and recognise odd and even numbers
- Count up to 100 objects by grouping them and counting in tens, fives or twos; explain what each digit in a two digit number represents, including numbers where 0 is a place holder; partition two-digit numbers in different ways, including into multiples of 10 and 1
- Order two digit numbers and position them on a number line; use the greater than (>) and less then (<) signs
- Estimate a number of objects; round two-digit numbers to the nearest 10
Find one half, one quarter and three quarters of shapes and sets of objects

Knowing and Using Number Facts:
- Derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to at least 10, all pairs with totals to 20 and all multiples of 10 with totals up to 100
- Understand that halving is the inverse of doubling and derive and recall doubles of all numbers to 20, and the corresponding halves
- Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables and the related division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 and 10
- Use knowledge of number facts and operations to estimate and check answers to calculations

Calculating:
- Add or subtract mentally a one digit or a multiple of 10 to or from any two digit number; use practical and informal written methods to add and subtract two digit numbers
- Understand that subtraction is the inverse of addition and vice versa; use this to derive and record related addition and subtraction number sentences
- Represent repeated addition and arrays as multiplication and sharing and repeated subtraction (grouping) as division; use practical and informal written methods and related vocabulary to support multiplication and division, including calculations with remainders Use the symbols +, -, x ÷ and = to record and interpret number sentences involving all four operations; calculate the value of an unknown in a number sentence (e.g. _ ÷ 2 = 6, 30 - _ = 24)