In Rhino Class: This week we are going to be doing multiplication. Children will be taught that the multiplication symbol more simply means "lots of" therefore 3x4 means 3 lots of 4. Children are then able to more easily interpret the number sentence and create 3 groups with four items/dots etc. in each. We will start off by grouping practically on the playground with hoops and move on to representing this on a smaller scale in our books. When we are confident with this we will then move onto solving word problems using our knowledge of grouping.