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Basic Multiplication Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

5
×
1
=
5
 
          
×
  
=
          
 
   SteelBlue Box   Violet Box   Chocolate Box   Lavender Box   MediumPurple Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     RosyBrown Box   SteelBlue Box   Violet Box   Chocolate Box   Lavender Box

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


Here's another example:

5
×
2
=
10
 
          
×
    
=
                    
 
   MediumVioletRed Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   CornflowerBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumVioletRed Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   CornflowerBlue Box   MediumVioletRed Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   CornflowerBlue Box

We start with five boxes, multiply by two boxes, and now have ten boxes. We take our five boxes two times to get ten boxes:

          

          

   MediumVioletRed Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   CornflowerBlue Box    MediumVioletRed Box   DarkCyan Box   DarkBlue Box   Gold Box   CornflowerBlue Box

Try this problem.

5
×
3
=
 
          
×
      
=
                              
 
   Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise Box  timres     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise Box   Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise Box   Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise Box

We start with five boxes, multiply by three boxes, and now have fifteen boxes. We take our five boxes three times to get fifteen boxes:

          

          

          

   Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise Box    Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise Box    Indigo Box   DarkOrchid Box   SeaGreen Box   Yellow Box   MediumTurquoise 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:

5×1 = 5
5×2 = 10
5×3 = 15
5×4 = 20
5×5 = 25
5×6 = 30
5×7 = 35
5×8 = 40
5×9 = 45
5×10 = 50
5×11 = 55
5×12 = 60


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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