Multiplication
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Multiplication Facts

     Blocks or tiles can be used to show multiplication facts.

 This tile pattern shows                             You can break apart the fact.
 2 rows with 6 in each row.                      2 x 6 can be seen as: 

          2 x 6 = 12

       (2 x 3)   +   (2 x 3)
           
           

           
           

                                                                                2 x 3 = 6       2 x 3 = 6

                                         6 + 6 = 12
                                    

            Here are more examples of breaking apart a fact:

  This tile pattern has 6
  rows of tiles with
4 tiles
  in each row.

It might be easier to solve      
6 x 4 by breaking it apart and solving 3 x 4 and 3 x 4.
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

     6 x 4 = 24
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

  3 x 4 = 12

  3 x 4 = 12

   

 
       12 + 12 = 24  

 This tile pattern  has 3 rows of
 tiles with
6 tiles in each row.
       It can be easier to solve if it
      is broken into 2 facts: 

3 x 6 = 18

             3 x 4 and 3 x 2
           
           
 

 

       

           
           
           

         3 x 4 = 12          3 x 2 = 6

                                                                    12 + 6 = 18
                                                                   

            Remember:      Breaking apart a fact can make
                                         it easier to solve.

Click on the apple for practice.

 
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