If you are finding multiplying by 2 a little tricky or would like to start off practically, try this activity:
Use resources to help you represent the sum and find the answer.
You can use anything you have to make the groups. E.G. 4x2 = 4 groups of 2 - this could be 4 plastic plates with 2 objects on each. Remember, the first number in the sum is always the groups.
If you are unable to use objects, you could draw out the groups. You may need to do this on a separate bit of paper as the drawings may not fit on the worksheet.
Worksheet for practical maths or drawing
White rose activities
There are two different next steps.
If they found counting in steps of 2 a little tricky, I would suggest the first next step. - Your child can use a 100 square if they need.
If they are secure with their understanding of counting in steps of 2, I would suggest the second next step.
The children only need to complete one next step.