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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   SlateBlue Box   Teal Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     SlateBlue Box   Teal Box

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


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   Magenta Box   SkyBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Magenta Box   SkyBlue Box   Magenta Box   SkyBlue 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:

    

    

   Magenta Box   SkyBlue Box    Magenta Box   SkyBlue Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=
 
    
×
      
=
            
 
   Navy Box   MediumOrchid Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Navy Box   MediumOrchid Box   Navy Box   MediumOrchid Box   Navy Box   MediumOrchid 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:

    

    

    

   Navy Box   MediumOrchid Box    Navy Box   MediumOrchid Box    Navy Box   MediumOrchid 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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