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

## Maths Resource Description

In an engaging lesson for Year 2 students, the concept of multiplication is brought to life with a visual example of stacks of blocks. The children are presented with 8 stacks, each containing 3 blocks. To find the total number of blocks, they are introduced to the multiplication equation 8 times 3, which equals 24. This simple equation demonstrates that there are 24 blocks in total. To reinforce the concept, students are also encouraged to count in threes, which helps them understand the cumulative effect of multiplication and how it relates to addition.

Moving forward, the lesson delves into the multiplication table for the number 3, providing a structured way for students to see the progression of multiplying by 3. The table lists the products of numbers 1 through 10 when multiplied by 3, starting from 1 times 3 equals 3 and concluding with 10 times 3 equals 30. This exercise not only aids in memorisation of multiplication facts but also invites students to observe patterns within the table, such as how each product increases by 3 from the previous one. Recognising these patterns is a crucial step in developing a deeper understanding of multiplication and numerical relationships.