Lesson start ideas | Give a creative idea how to begin a lesson |

Which subject | Mathematics |

What age group | Year or Grade 2 |

What topic | multiplication |

Quantity | 1 |

Any other preferences |

Welcome students! Today we will dive into the wonderful world of multiplication. We will learn how to take one set of objects and create multiple sets of objects quickly and efficiently. We will use our imaginations and go on a magical journey to discover the wondrous things that multiplication can do.

Before we begin, let's warm up our multiplication muscles. Let's practice counting by twos and threes. Count with me! 2, 4, 6, 8, 10… Now let's try counting by threes. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15… Great job!

Now that we have our muscles warmed up, let's learn how to multiply. Imagine that you have a pile of apples. You want to share them with your friends, but you don't want to count them one by one. Let's use multiplication to find out how many apples each of your friends will get if you have 4 friends and 6 apples.

4 x 6 = ?

What do you think the answer is? If you said 24, you're absolutely right! When we multiply 4 by 6, we are saying that we have 4 sets of 6 apples, which equal to 24 apples in total.

Let's try another one. You have 5 toy cars, and you want to give each of your friends 3 toy cars. How many toy cars will you need in total?

5 x 3 = ?

If you said 15, then you're a multiplication magician!

Congratulations! You've just learned how to use multiplication to make sharing objects easier and faster. Remember, when we use multiplication, we are creating multiple sets of objects quickly and efficiently. Keep practicing, and you'll be a multiplication master in no time!