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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   DarkMagenta Box   BlueViolet Box   DarkOliveGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     DarkMagenta Box   BlueViolet Box   DarkOliveGreen Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   Olive Box   HotPink Box   Green Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Olive Box   HotPink Box   Green Box   Olive Box   HotPink Box   Green 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:

      

      

   Olive Box   HotPink Box   Green Box    Olive Box   HotPink Box   Green Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown Box   RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown Box   RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown 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:

      

      

      

   RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown Box    RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown Box    RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box   SaddleBrown 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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