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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   Lavender Box   Khaki Box   Coral Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Lavender Box   Khaki Box   Coral Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   Fuchsia Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Fuchsia Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   Fuchsia Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box

We start with three boxes, multiply by two boxes, and now have six boxes. We take our three boxes two times to get six boxes:

      

      

   Fuchsia Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box    Fuchsia Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSpringGreen Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate Box   Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate Box   Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate Box

We start with three boxes, multiply by three boxes, and now have nine boxes. We take our three boxes three times to get nine boxes:

      

      

      

   Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate Box    Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate Box    Blue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Chocolate 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:

3×1 = 3
3×2 = 6
3×3 = 9
3×4 = 12
3×5 = 15
3×6 = 18
3×7 = 21
3×8 = 24
3×9 = 27
3×10 = 30
3×11 = 33
3×12 = 36


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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