# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it Multiplication as repeated addition (2)

## Maths Resource Description

In the context of a Year 2 mathematics lesson, students are introduced to the concept of multiplication as repeated addition. The lesson presents a scenario where students are asked to count the total number of circles by identifying the number of groups and the number of circles in each group. This exercise helps them understand that addition of the same number multiple times can be expressed as a multiplication sentence. For example, adding the same number four times is equivalent to multiplying that number by four. The lesson guides the students to convert a series of addition sentences into their corresponding multiplication sentences, reinforcing the concept that multiplication is a quicker way of adding the same number repeatedly.

The practice activity encourages students to match addition sentences with their equivalent multiplication sentences. They are presented with pairs of numbers and must determine how the addition of identical numbers translates into a multiplication sentence. For instance, '3 + 3 + 3' is matched with '3 × 3' and '4 + 4 + 4' with '2 × 6'. This activity not only bolsters their understanding of multiplication as repeated addition but also enhances their ability to recognise patterns and relationships between numbers. To further consolidate their learning, students are directed to workbook pages which contain additional exercises and examples to work through, ensuring they have ample opportunity to apply the new concept they have learned.