# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Multiplication as repeated addition (3)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 maths lesson from Max Maths, children learn about the concept of multiplication as repeated addition. The lesson uses practical examples to illustrate this point. For instance, when considering a scenario with building blocks, the children see that if there are 3 blocks in each group and there are 3 such groups, the total number of blocks can be found by adding the groups together: 3 + 3 + 3, which equals 9. This is also expressed as '3 plus 3 plus 3 equals 9'. To further reinforce the concept, the lesson shows that this repeated addition is equivalent to multiplication, so 3 groups of 3 blocks can also be written as 3 × 3, which equals 9, or '3 times 3 is 9'. Therefore, there are 9 blocks altogether.

Another example used in the lesson involves counting fish in bowls. The children discover that if there are 5 fish in each bowl and there are 2 bowls, they can add the number of fish in each bowl together to get the total: 5 + 5, which equals 10, or '5 plus 5 equals 10'. This addition is then translated into multiplication, showing that 2 groups of 5 fish can be written as 2 × 5, which equals 10, or '2 times 5 is 10'. This demonstrates that multiplication is another way of finding the total number of items when they are arranged in equal groups, and in this case, there are 10 fish altogether.