Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2

×

=

Thistle Box   LimeGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Thistle Box   LimeGreen 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   SeaGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Purple Box   SeaGreen Box   Purple Box   SeaGreen 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   SeaGreen Box    Purple Box   SeaGreen Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=

×

=

Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab Box   Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab Box   Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab 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:

Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab Box    Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab Box    Aquamarine Box   OliveDrab 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.