We are going to explain the different mathematical operations throughout different posts.
In today’s post, we are going to review what multiplication is and take a look at different multiplication tables.
What is multiplication?
Multiplication is a fast way to add when the same number is repeated.
For example, if we have 3 boxes with 2 balls in each one, how many balls do we have in total?
We could add 2 balls + 2 balls + 2 balls = 6 balls, or we could multiply 3 identical groups that have 2 balls each
2+2+2 = 3×2 = 6
Let’s look at a different example where we have to calculate the total amount of legs there are if we consider 5 horses:
How would you solve this problem? We have 5 horses, and each one has 4 legs. So, we need 5 equal groups of 4:
4+4+4+4+4= 4×5 = 20
There are a total of 20 legs.
Multiplication tables for the numbers 1 to 9
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