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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   Aqua Box   Purple Box   Navy Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Aqua Box   Purple Box   Navy Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   DarkOrchid Box   LawnGreen Box   DarkSlateBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkOrchid Box   LawnGreen Box   DarkSlateBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   LawnGreen Box   DarkSlateBlue 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:

      

      

   DarkOrchid Box   LawnGreen Box   DarkSlateBlue Box    DarkOrchid Box   LawnGreen Box   DarkSlateBlue Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box   Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box   Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen 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:

      

      

      

   Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box    Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen Box    Thistle Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   YellowGreen 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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