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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   PowderBlue Box   Thistle Box   MediumTurquoise Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     PowderBlue Box   Thistle Box   MediumTurquoise Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   LawnGreen Box   DarkCyan Box   ForestGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     LawnGreen Box   DarkCyan Box   ForestGreen Box   LawnGreen Box   DarkCyan Box   ForestGreen 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:

      

      

   LawnGreen Box   DarkCyan Box   ForestGreen Box    LawnGreen Box   DarkCyan Box   ForestGreen Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive Box   SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive Box   SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive 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:

      

      

      

   SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive Box    SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive Box    SlateBlue Box   Peru Box   Olive 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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