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To begin this lesson, we will look at the In Focus task. Can you come up with some ways of counting the spider legs?

 Remember that all your answers are useful.

So some of you perhaps counted them all, some of you counted on from 8. Some of you suggested using multiplication to solve the problem.  
Can you see that we have 3 groups of 8?  How could this be helpful? Is anyone able to count in eights?
Shall we all count in eights together?

Look at the number line as this will help with your understanding.

Using the different number of legs on the animals in Let's Learn 3, can you see how it links to the 2, 4 and 8 times tables?

  Can you see the link between them?

So for example, 2 × 2 is half of 2 × 4 and 2 × 4 is double that of 2 × 2.
We also need to understand the effect of '0' in multiplication.
Unlike addition, when multiplying by 0, the answer will always be 0.

In the guided practice we are using pictures to support our learning. 

Let’s look at how you completed the guided practice. Each octopus has 8 legs and therefore as there are 5 octopi the calculation needed is

5 x 8 = 40. 


Now move onto the workbook pages.