Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4

×

=

MediumAquamarine Box   Turquoise Box   Chartreuse Box   DeepPink Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     SpringGreen Box   MediumAquamarine Box   Turquoise Box   Chartreuse Box

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

Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8

×

=

Orchid Box   Violet Box   Maroon Box   Empty Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Orchid Box   Violet Box   Maroon Box   Empty Box   Orchid Box   Violet Box   Maroon Box   Empty 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:

Orchid Box   Violet Box   Maroon Box   Empty Box    Orchid Box   Violet Box   Maroon Box   Empty Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=

×

=

SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box   SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box   SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki 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:

SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box    SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki Box    SkyBlue Box   DarkOrange Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkKhaki 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.