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Basic Multiplication Lesson 3: Number 3

Here's an easy example:

3
×
1
=
3
 
      
×
  
=
      
 
   Thistle Box   Purple Box   DarkOrchid Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Thistle Box   Purple Box   DarkOrchid Box

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


Here's another example:

3
×
2
=
6
 
      
×
    
=
            
 
   YellowGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   Sienna Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     YellowGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   Sienna Box   YellowGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   Sienna Box

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

      

      

   YellowGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   Sienna Box    YellowGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   Sienna Box

Try this problem.

3
×
3
=
 
      
×
      
=
                  
 
   DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate Box   DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate Box

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

      

      

      

   DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate Box    DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate Box    DarkCyan Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Chocolate 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:

3×1 = 3
3×2 = 6
3×3 = 9
3×4 = 12
3×5 = 15
3×6 = 18
3×7 = 21
3×8 = 24
3×9 = 27
3×10 = 30
3×11 = 33
3×12 = 36


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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