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Basic Multiplication Lesson 2: Number 2

Here's an easy example:

2
×
1
=
2
 
    
×
  
=
    
 
   MediumSlateBlue Box   Blue Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     MediumSlateBlue Box   Blue Box

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


Here's another example:

2
×
2
=
4
 
    
×
    
=
        
 
   DarkGreen Box   LimeGreen Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkGreen Box   LimeGreen Box   DarkGreen Box   LimeGreen Box

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

    

    

   DarkGreen Box   LimeGreen Box    DarkGreen Box   LimeGreen Box

Try this problem.

2
×
3
=
 
    
×
      
=
            
 
   MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue Box   MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue Box

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

    

    

    

   MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue Box    MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue Box    MediumAquamarine Box   MediumBlue 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:

2×1 = 2
2×2 = 4
2×3 = 6
2×4 = 8
2×5 = 10
2×6 = 12
2×7 = 14
2×8 = 16
2×9 = 18
2×10 = 20
2×11 = 22
2×12 = 24


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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