# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Multiplying by 2, 3 and 4 (3)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 2 mathematics lesson from Max Maths, children are learning to multiply by 2, 3, and 4. The lesson includes a practical example to help students understand the concept of multiplication as repeated addition. They are presented with an illustration of clovers, each with three leaves. The task is to find out the total number of leaves when there are multiple clovers. The lesson demonstrates that by adding the number three repeatedly for each clover, such as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3, they arrive at the sum of 18. This is then reinforced by showing that the same result can be achieved through multiplication, where 6 (the number of clovers) multiplied by 3 (the number of leaves on each clover) equals 18 leaves altogether.

Additionally, the lesson introduces another method of finding the answer by counting in threes, which helps students to see the pattern in numbers and understand the concept of skip counting. A sequence of numbers is provided: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, showing the progression of counting by threes to reach the final total of 18. This multi-faceted approach to learning multiplication caters to different learning styles and reinforces the concept through visual, numerical, and practical examples. The lesson also includes an exercise where students are asked to count blocks, presumably to practice multiplication or repeated addition in a different context, further solidifying their understanding of the topic.