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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   Gold Box   YellowGreen Box   Goldenrod Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Gold Box   YellowGreen Box   Goldenrod Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   DarkGoldenrod Box   Green Box   DarkCyan Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkGoldenrod Box   Green Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   Green Box   DarkCyan 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:

      

      

   DarkGoldenrod Box   Green Box   DarkCyan Box    DarkGoldenrod Box   Green Box   DarkCyan Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue 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:

      

      

      

   MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue Box    MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue Box    MediumAquamarine Box   DodgerBlue Box   SteelBlue 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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