Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4

×

=

SteelBlue Box   Gold Box   Wheat Box   DarkCyan Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     DarkOliveGreen Box   SteelBlue Box   Gold Box   Wheat Box

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

Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8

×

=

HotPink Box   Turquoise Box   Teal Box   SeaGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     HotPink Box   Turquoise Box   Teal Box   SeaGreen Box   HotPink Box   Turquoise Box   Teal Box   SeaGreen 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:

HotPink Box   Turquoise Box   Teal Box   SeaGreen Box    HotPink Box   Turquoise Box   Teal Box   SeaGreen Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=

×

=

SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen 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:

SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen Box    SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen Box    SpringGreen Box   DeepSkyBlue Box   Sienna Box   MediumSeaGreen 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.