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Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4
 
        
×
  
=
        
 
   DarkSeaGreen Box   SlateBlue Box   Green Box   DarkOliveGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     SaddleBrown Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   SlateBlue Box   Green Box

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


Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8
 
        
×
    
=
                
 
   RoyalBlue Box   Thistle Box   DarkTurquoise Box   Pink Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     RoyalBlue Box   Thistle Box   DarkTurquoise Box   Pink Box   RoyalBlue Box   Thistle Box   DarkTurquoise Box   Pink 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:

        

        

   RoyalBlue Box   Thistle Box   DarkTurquoise Box   Pink Box    RoyalBlue Box   Thistle Box   DarkTurquoise Box   Pink Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=
 
        
×
      
=
                        
 
   SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue Box   SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue 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:

        

        

        

   SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue Box    SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue Box    SandyBrown Box   DarkGoldenrod Box   DarkGreen Box   CadetBlue 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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