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Basic Multiplication Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

5
×
1
=
5
 
          
×
  
=
          
 
   DarkOrchid Box   DarkGreen Box   SteelBlue Box   Indigo Box   DarkOrange Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Yellow Box   DarkOrchid Box   DarkGreen Box   SteelBlue Box   Indigo Box

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


Here's another example:

5
×
2
=
10
 
          
×
    
=
                    
 
   Sienna Box   Turquoise Box   Cyan Box   DarkMagenta Box   SlateBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Sienna Box   Turquoise Box   Cyan Box   DarkMagenta Box   SlateBlue Box   Sienna Box   Turquoise Box   Cyan Box   DarkMagenta Box   SlateBlue 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:

          

          

   Sienna Box   Turquoise Box   Cyan Box   DarkMagenta Box   SlateBlue Box    Sienna Box   Turquoise Box   Cyan Box   DarkMagenta Box   SlateBlue Box

Try this problem.

5
×
3
=
 
          
×
      
=
                              
 
   Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold Box  timres     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold Box   Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold Box   Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold 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:

          

          

          

   Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold Box    Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold Box    Navy Box   Magenta Box   Purple Box   Teal Box   Gold 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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