# Multiplication Madness

### An 8-year old's fascination with Multiplication problems

## Who am I??

## Different ways to multiply

At school we use all kinds of methods to solve multiplication problems.There are many different ways you can solve a multiplication problem. Some of these include repeated addition, arrays, skip-counting and using a multiplication chart. Memorizing sometimes helps too, but it's important to know what the problem actually means or represents. We can even draw little pictures and show our work to make sure we get the answers right.

## Repeated AdditionRepeated addition is when you take a number such as 5x3 and you add the 3 five times or you add the 5 three times: 5x3 = 5+5+5 or 3+3+3+3+3 | ## Multiplication Table A multiplication table can be used to find the product of 2 numbers. How does it work? You take the number from the left hand side column in red and you move your finger to the number you are multiplying on the right. That will give you your answer. | ## ArraysYou can also make a drawing or use pictures of things you are multiplying by putting them into rows and columns. Then you count across the rows and columns. Example: 3 rows of 4 = **** **** **** |

## Repeated Addition

Repeated addition is when you take a number such as 5x3 and you add the 3 five times or you add the 5 three times:

5x3 = 5+5+5 or 3+3+3+3+3