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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   DarkGoldenrod Box   Khaki Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     DarkGoldenrod Box   Khaki Box

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


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   Aquamarine Box   LawnGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Aquamarine Box   LawnGreen Box   Aquamarine Box   LawnGreen 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:

    

    

   Aquamarine Box   LawnGreen Box    Aquamarine Box   LawnGreen Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=
 
    
×
      
=
            
 
   MediumBlue Box   Turquoise Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue Box   Turquoise 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:

    

    

    

   MediumBlue Box   Turquoise Box    MediumBlue Box   Turquoise Box    MediumBlue Box   Turquoise 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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