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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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