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Basic Multiplication Lesson 4: Number 4

Here's an easy example:

4
×
1
=
4
 
        
×
  
=
        
 
   DodgerBlue Box   SeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box   Yellow Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     BlueViolet Box   DodgerBlue Box   SeaGreen Box   MediumSlateBlue Box

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


Here's another example:

4
×
2
=
8
 
        
×
    
=
                
 
   Purple Box   Chocolate Box   Wheat Box   Thistle Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Purple Box   Chocolate Box   Wheat Box   Thistle Box   Purple Box   Chocolate Box   Wheat Box   Thistle Box

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

        

        

   Purple Box   Chocolate Box   Wheat Box   Thistle Box    Purple Box   Chocolate Box   Wheat Box   Thistle Box

Try this problem.

4
×
3
=
 
        
×
      
=
                        
 
   Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy Box   Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy Box   Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy Box

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

        

        

        

   Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy Box    Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy Box    Turquoise Box   Magenta Box   Teal Box   Navy 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:

4×1 = 4
4×2 = 8
4×3 = 12
4×4 = 16
4×5 = 20
4×6 = 24
4×7 = 28
4×8 = 32
4×9 = 36
4×10 = 40
4×11 = 44
4×12 = 48


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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