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The Basics of Multiplication Simple Steps for Beginners Annette Oliva Spring 1999 When you are ready to go to the next page click this arrow.

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What is this lesson about? The Students will: Apply prior knowledge Learn new steps Be able to multiply

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What do I do when I see 4 x 2 ? I look at the first number. I see a 4. This tells me how many groups I need. I make 4 groups.

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I have my four groups. What do I do next? I look at the second number of my problem (4 x 2). I see a 2. This tells me how many objects I need in each group. I will draw 2 objects in each group.

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I now have 4 groups of 2 objects. What is the next step? I count the total number of objects. I have 8 objects. My answer is 8. The answer is called a product. My product is 8.

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Lets Review the Steps of Multiplication Look at the first number. Make that many groups. Look at the second number. Draw that many items in each group. Count the total amount of items. Your answer is your product. 2 x 3 = 6

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Now lets see if you remember? Do the following problems on a sheet of paper. After you are done, show your teacher. Once you have copied the problems, click on the arrow at the bottom. 2 x 2 = _____ Hey! 3 x 4 = _____ Now Im 1 x 3 = _____ a genius!

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