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Basic Multiplication Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

5
×
1
=
5
 
          
×
  
=
          
 
   BurlyWood Box   PowderBlue Box   Plum Box   Aquamarine Box   Orchid Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     Magenta Box   BurlyWood Box   PowderBlue Box   Plum Box   Aquamarine Box

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


Here's another example:

5
×
2
=
10
 
          
×
    
=
                    
 
   MediumVioletRed Box   SteelBlue Box   Lavender Box   Violet Box   GreenYellow Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     MediumVioletRed Box   SteelBlue Box   Lavender Box   Violet Box   GreenYellow Box   MediumVioletRed Box   SteelBlue Box   Lavender Box   Violet Box   GreenYellow 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:

          

          

   MediumVioletRed Box   SteelBlue Box   Lavender Box   Violet Box   GreenYellow Box    MediumVioletRed Box   SteelBlue Box   Lavender Box   Violet Box   GreenYellow Box

Try this problem.

5
×
3
=
 
          
×
      
=
                              
 
   DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box  timres     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box   DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen 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:

          

          

          

   DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box    DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen Box    DarkMagenta Box   Sienna Box   MediumOrchid Box   SpringGreen Box   DarkOliveGreen 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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