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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   BurlyWood Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RosyBrown Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     BurlyWood Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RosyBrown Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   MediumSpringGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   Chocolate Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumSpringGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   MediumSpringGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   Chocolate 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:

      

      

   MediumSpringGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   Chocolate Box    MediumSpringGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   Chocolate Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue Box   Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue Box   Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue 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:

      

      

      

   Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue Box    Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue Box    Maroon Box   DarkOrchid Box   PowderBlue 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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