# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Multiplying by 5 and 10 (4)

In the Max Maths Year 2 curriculum, children are encouraged to explore multiplication through hands-on and visual learning methods. In one exercise, they are asked to count the total number of counters presented in a sequence of tens, utilising a number chart for assistance. The chart visually demonstrates the incremental increase by ten with each step, starting from 10 and ending at 80, reinforcing the concept that 8 multiplied by 10 equals 80. This visual aid helps children to understand the concept of multiplication as repeated addition, making it more accessible and easier to grasp.

The lesson continues by examining the multiplication table for the number 10. Students are shown a sequence of multiplications from 1 times 10 up to 10 times 10. They are encouraged to observe patterns within the table, such as the fact that each result ends in a zero, and that the number in the tens place corresponds to the multiplier. This pattern recognition is a crucial step in helping children to memorise the table and understand the relationship between the numbers. To consolidate their learning, the children are then directed to workbook pages, where they can apply their knowledge through further practice and exercises.