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Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4
 
        
×
  
=
        
 
   Green Box   Empty Box   Purple Box   MediumSpringGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     ForestGreen Box   Green Box   Empty Box   Purple Box

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


Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8
 
        
×
    
=
                
 
   Teal Box   CadetBlue Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Navy Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Teal Box   CadetBlue Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Navy Box   Teal Box   CadetBlue Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Navy 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:

        

        

   Teal Box   CadetBlue Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Navy Box    Teal Box   CadetBlue Box   CornflowerBlue Box   Navy Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=
 
        
×
      
=
                        
 
   PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue Box   DarkKhaki Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue Box   DarkKhaki Box   PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue Box   DarkKhaki Box   PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue 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:

        

        

        

   PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue Box   DarkKhaki Box    PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue Box   DarkKhaki Box    PowderBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   Blue 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.

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