Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4

×

=

Purple Box   MediumVioletRed Box   BurlyWood Box   YellowGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     MediumTurquoise Box   Purple Box   MediumVioletRed Box   BurlyWood Box

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

Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8

×

=

DarkGoldenrod Box   Cyan Box   MidnightBlue Box   Turquoise Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkGoldenrod Box   Cyan Box   MidnightBlue Box   Turquoise Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   Cyan Box   MidnightBlue Box   Turquoise Box

We start with four boxes, multiply by two boxes, and now have eight boxes. We take our four boxes two times to get eight boxes:

DarkGoldenrod Box   Cyan Box   MidnightBlue Box   Turquoise Box    DarkGoldenrod Box   Cyan Box   MidnightBlue Box   Turquoise Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=

×

=

DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet Box

We start with four boxes, multiply by three boxes, and now have twelve boxes. We take our four boxes three times to get twelve boxes:

DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet Box    DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet Box    DarkOliveGreen Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkViolet 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:

4×1 = 4
4×2 = 8
4×3 = 12
4×4 = 16
4×5 = 20
4×6 = 24
4×7 = 28
4×8 = 32
4×9 = 36
4×10 = 40
4×11 = 44
4×12 = 48

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.