# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Multiplication as repeated addition (4)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 Max Maths lesson, children explore the concept of multiplication as repeated addition. The lesson presents a practical example where students count the total number of blocks in groups. For instance, when there are 2 blocks in each group and a total of 6 groups, students learn to add the blocks in each group together: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2, which equals 12. The lesson emphasises the equivalence of repeated addition to multiplication by showing that 6 groups of 2 blocks can also be expressed as 6 times 2, resulting in the same total of 12 counting blocks.

Another example provided in the lesson includes 4 blocks in each group with 2 groups in total. Students add the number of blocks in each group: 4 plus 4, to find the sum of 8. This reinforces the understanding that multiplication is a shortcut for repeated addition, and they learn that 2 groups of 4 blocks can be written as 2 times 4, which also equals 8. These examples help children grasp the basic principles of multiplication, preparing them for more complex mathematical concepts. Following the lesson, students are directed to workbook pages 76 to 77 to continue practising these skills.