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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   Goldenrod Box   DarkOliveGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Goldenrod Box   DarkOliveGreen Box

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


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   Brown Box   LimeGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Brown Box   LimeGreen Box   Brown Box   LimeGreen 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:

    

    

   Brown Box   LimeGreen Box    Brown Box   LimeGreen Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=
 
    
×
      
=
            
 
   YellowGreen Box   Violet Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     YellowGreen Box   Violet Box   YellowGreen Box   Violet Box   YellowGreen Box   Violet 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:

    

    

    

   YellowGreen Box   Violet Box    YellowGreen Box   Violet Box    YellowGreen Box   Violet 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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