Multiplication looks at equally sized groups. Can you solve these multiplication questions?
Find the value of 5\times6.
We can think of this as 5 groups of 6, like the image below which has 5 groups of 6 squares.
The above image has 30 squares in total.
Find the value of 2\times6.
We can think of this as 2 groups of 6, like the image below which has 2 groups of 6 stars.
The above image has 12 stars in total.
Thinking of multiplication as equally sized groups of objects can make multiplication easier.
Now let's look at the 7 times tables.
Find the value of 7\times9.
We can think of this as 7 groups of 9, like the image below which has 7 groups of 9 squares.
The above image has 63 squares in total.
We can also think of this as 5 \times 9+2\times 9.
We can use a split strategy to help answer 7 times tables.
7 groups is the same as 5 groups + \ 2 groups.
uses mental and informal written strategies for multiplication and division