# Explain how a multiplication equation with 2 as a factor is related to doubling

I can explain how a multiplication equation with 2 as a factor is related to doubling.

# Explain how a multiplication equation with 2 as a factor is related to doubling

I can explain how a multiplication equation with 2 as a factor is related to doubling.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- If 2 is a factor, you can use doubles facts to solve the problem.
- 2 could represent the group size or the number of groups.
- Identify the group size and the number of groups in the multiplication story.

### Common misconception

Children may not grasp why 5 + 5 is equal to 2 × 5

Continue to use the stem sentences to help children understand doubling; 5 + 5 is the same as 2 groups of 5. This is the same as 2 × 5. Children can use a 2 times table chart to help them answer questions.

### Keywords

Double / doubling - To become twice as many / to multiply by two.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

1 group of 2

2 groups of 4

8 groups of 2

2 groups of 9

2 group of 10

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

2 × 3

2 × 4

2 × 5

2 × 6

2 × 7