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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   MediumBlue Box   Violet Box   Gold Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     MediumBlue Box   Violet Box   Gold Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   Brown Box   Coral Box   DodgerBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Brown Box   Coral Box   DodgerBlue Box   Brown Box   Coral Box   DodgerBlue 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:

      

      

   Brown Box   Coral Box   DodgerBlue Box    Brown Box   Coral Box   DodgerBlue Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple Box   Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple Box   Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple 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:

      

      

      

   Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple Box    Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple Box    Tan Box   Maroon Box   MediumPurple 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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