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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   Magenta Box   Purple Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Magenta Box   Purple Box

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


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   MediumPurple Box   PowderBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumPurple Box   PowderBlue Box   MediumPurple Box   PowderBlue 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:

    

    

   MediumPurple Box   PowderBlue Box    MediumPurple Box   PowderBlue Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=
 
    
×
      
=
            
 
   Lavender Box   Pink Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Lavender Box   Pink Box   Lavender Box   Pink Box   Lavender Box   Pink 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:

    

    

    

   Lavender Box   Pink Box    Lavender Box   Pink Box    Lavender Box   Pink 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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