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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   Cyan Box   Tan Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Cyan Box   Tan Box

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


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box   SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood 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:

    

    

   SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box    SlateBlue Box   BurlyWood Box

Try this problem.

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

    

    

    

   Turquoise Box   DarkMagenta Box    Turquoise Box   DarkMagenta Box    Turquoise Box   DarkMagenta 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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