Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3

×

=

Aquamarine Box   DarkCyan Box   SteelBlue Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Aquamarine Box   DarkCyan Box   SteelBlue Box

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

Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6

×

=

Orchid Box   SkyBlue Box   MediumTurquoise Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Orchid Box   SkyBlue Box   MediumTurquoise Box   Orchid Box   SkyBlue Box   MediumTurquoise 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:

Orchid Box   SkyBlue Box   MediumTurquoise Box    Orchid Box   SkyBlue Box   MediumTurquoise Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=

×

=

CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen Box   CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen Box   CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen 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:

CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen Box    CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen Box    CadetBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   SpringGreen 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.