This year, second graders will be introduced to the concept of multiplication using repeated addition. For example, they will learn that 5+5+5+5+5 is the same thing as saying 5x5. This guided lesson will use manipulatives to teach kids about repeated addition and give them plenty of opportunities to practise addition within 100. Download and print the accompanying worksheets for even more addition practise.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Repeated Addition Song
Mastering repeated addition is an important step when learning how to multiply. Give kids a head start on multiplication with this adorable repeated addition song, featuring the addition of common one-digit numbers and one seriously hungry dog!
Bubble Buster: Addition to 20
Fluent addition within 20 is an essential year three skill that helps children develop strategies for mentally adding numbers with ease. In this fast-paced maths games, kids must select two target numbers that add together to make a target sum. Each time a child completes a round, the balls drop a little faster ... creating an exciting game experience so fun that kids forget they're learning!
Secret Agent Addition to 100
Evil Mr. Cat is bent on shrinking the city, and it's up to your child to save Agent 00K9 and everyone else! In this action-packed addition game, kids practise two-digit addition up to 100. Perfect for students who are moving away from manipulatives, this number line game helps them strengthen mental maths skills, and count when necessary.
Adding Worms with Cuz-Cuz
It's breakfast time, and Cuz-Cuz is hungry! Kids can help feed him by moving interactive manipulatives to solve addition problems. This silly maths game helps students visualize concrete addition problems and practise adding whole numbers.
Ski Race: Addition to 30
It's time to shred the slopes and practise addition! Kids practise mentally adding sums up to 30 in this fast-paced addition race. Perfect for students who are transitioning from concrete, manipulative-based problem solving to more abstract addition, this game offers a gradual transition into mental maths that kids will want to play again and again.
Matching Pictures and Equations
Manipulatives are used in maths to help kids grasp the concepts of putting together and taking away. Kids connect concrete images and abstract equations in this matching maths game. These three-step problems encourage kids to build up mental maths skills and add small numbers quickly.

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