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Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4
 
        
×
  
=
        
 
   MediumBlue Box   Fuchsia Box   MediumOrchid Box   DarkSeaGreen Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Olive Box   MediumBlue Box   Fuchsia Box   MediumOrchid Box

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


Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8
 
        
×
    
=
                
 
   Lavender Box   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   BlueViolet Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Lavender Box   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   BlueViolet Box   Lavender Box   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   BlueViolet 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:

        

        

   Lavender Box   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   BlueViolet Box    Lavender Box   Yellow Box   SaddleBrown Box   BlueViolet Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=
 
        
×
      
=
                        
 
   Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow Box   Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow Box   Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow 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:

        

        

        

   Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow Box    Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow Box    Aquamarine Box   Pink Box   LimeGreen Box   GreenYellow 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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