# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Addition review

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Max Maths, Year 2' curriculum, students revisit the fundamental skill of addition through an engaging 'Addition Review'. This section is designed to help children recall and practice adding numbers in a clear and interactive way. The lesson begins with a simple exercise that encourages mental arithmetic by adding groups of seashells. By visualising the numbers and using number bonds, students can quickly and efficiently perform addition.

The example provided demonstrates how to mentally add the numbers 8 and 5 to make 13. It introduces a strategy where the number 5 is broken down into 2 and 3, making it easier to add to 8. This is because adding 2 to 8 gives a round number, 10, which is a helpful stepping stone. The children can then easily add the remaining 3 to reach the total of 13. This method of regrouping and using number bonds simplifies the addition process and enhances the students' ability to add numbers in their heads without the need for pen and paper. It's a valuable technique that fosters confidence and speed in handling basic arithmetic.