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Basic Multiplication Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

5
×
1
=
5
 
          
×
  
=
          
 
   DarkCyan Box   DodgerBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   RosyBrown Box   Chocolate Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     CornflowerBlue Box   DarkCyan Box   DodgerBlue Box   DarkOrchid Box   RosyBrown Box

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


Here's another example:

5
×
2
=
10
 
          
×
    
=
                    
 
   Blue Box   Gold Box   RoyalBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Blue Box   Gold Box   RoyalBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue Box   Blue Box   Gold Box   RoyalBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue 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:

          

          

   Blue Box   Gold Box   RoyalBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue Box    Blue Box   Gold Box   RoyalBlue Box   Turquoise Box   MediumBlue Box

Try this problem.

5
×
3
=
 
          
×
      
=
                              
 
   Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow Box  timres     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow Box   Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow Box   Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow 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:

          

          

          

   Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow Box    Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow Box    Thistle Box   Purple Box   Wheat Box   Brown Box   Yellow 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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