Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2

×

=

SeaGreen Box   SteelBlue Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     SeaGreen Box   SteelBlue Box

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

Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4

×

=

MediumVioletRed Box   DarkMagenta Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumVioletRed Box   DarkMagenta Box   MediumVioletRed Box   DarkMagenta 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:

MediumVioletRed Box   DarkMagenta Box    MediumVioletRed Box   DarkMagenta Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=

×

=

DarkOrange Box   Purple Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkOrange Box   Purple Box   DarkOrange Box   Purple Box   DarkOrange Box   Purple 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:

DarkOrange Box   Purple Box    DarkOrange Box   Purple Box    DarkOrange Box   Purple 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.