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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   Navy Box   Wheat Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Navy Box   Wheat Box

We start with two boxes, multiply by one box, and now still have two boxes.


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   Purple Box   DarkCyan Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Purple Box   DarkCyan Box   Purple Box   DarkCyan Box

We start with two boxes, multiply by two boxes, and now have four boxes. We take our two boxes two times to get four boxes:

    

    

   Purple Box   DarkCyan Box    Purple Box   DarkCyan Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=
 
    
×
      
=
            
 
   Tan Box   MediumBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Tan Box   MediumBlue Box   Tan Box   MediumBlue Box   Tan Box   MediumBlue Box

We start with two boxes, multiply by three boxes, and now have six boxes. We take our two boxes three times to get six boxes:

    

    

    

   Tan Box   MediumBlue Box    Tan Box   MediumBlue Box    Tan Box   MediumBlue Box

In order to do basic multiplication, you must memorize some equations but fear not: FoxyMath will help you! When you are finished with this lesson, you will know the following equations:

2×1 = 2
2×2 = 4
2×3 = 6
2×4 = 8
2×5 = 10
2×6 = 12
2×7 = 14
2×8 = 16
2×9 = 18
2×10 = 20
2×11 = 22
2×12 = 24


The following exercise will help you learn the above equations and what they mean. Please take your time: take whatever time you need to learn the material.

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