# Max Maths, Year 2, Practice, Multiplication as repeated addition

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 mathematics lesson, students are introduced to the concept of multiplication as a form of repeated addition. The lesson starts with a visual example showing several groups of circles. The children are asked to count the total number of circles by adding the number in each group. This exercise demonstrates that adding the same number repeatedly is the same as multiplying that number by the number of times it was added. For instance, if there are multiple groups with the same number of circles in each, the addition of these groups can be simplified into a multiplication sentence, such as "2 + 2 + 2 + 2" being the same as "2 × 4".

To reinforce this understanding, the lesson includes a practical exercise titled "Let's Practise", where students are tasked with matching addition sentences to their equivalent multiplication sentences. This activity helps to solidify the relationship between addition and multiplication. For example, "3 + 3 + 3" matches with "3 × 3", and "5 + 5" with "2 × 5". Through these exercises, students learn to recognise patterns in numbers and understand the basics of multiplication. They are encouraged to practice these skills further with workbook exercises on pages 78 to 82, which provide additional examples and practice problems to help them master the concept of multiplication as repeated addition.