All children are different. My son’s maths improved when he started visualizing the number problems as money – he knew what it looked like and how 1p related to 10p, 20p etc.
This activity asks children to draw 2 balloons for each child on the worksheet and so reinforces their 2x tables. The process can be repeated in the classroom with children holding bricks or any other items. For more positive reinforcement, ask them to explain to each other what they are doing.
The balloon activity is drawn from How to Sparkle at Beginning Multiplication and Division which contains 40 stimulating activity sheets and games that will help Key Stage 1 (KS1) children to develop a thorough understanding of early multiplication and division.