# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Estimating numbers to 100 (1)

In the 'Max Maths' curriculum for Year 2, children are introduced to the concept of estimation, specifically focusing on estimating numbers up to 100. The lesson encourages collaborative learning and begins with a practical scenario involving Padma, who is trying to estimate the number of jelly beans before counting them individually. This real-life example is designed to engage young learners and show them how estimation is a useful skill in everyday situations.

To help Padma with her task, the lesson suggests a strategy of grouping the jelly beans into sets of 10, as counting by tens is a simpler and more efficient method for young minds. This approach not only aids in making a close estimate but also reinforces the children's understanding of counting in multiples, which is a fundamental mathematical skill. By breaking down the task into smaller, manageable parts, children can approximate the total number of jelly beans with greater ease and confidence. This interactive learning experience is an excellent way for students to practice estimation and understand its practical applications.