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This learning packet will share knowledge about multiplication.

The purpose of this tutorial is to share basic knowledge of multiplication.

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How to Read a Multiplication Sentence

Multiplication sentences can be written in a number of ways. 

3 x 4 = 12

3 •  4 = 12


three times four equals 12

We most often see the first example.  But a good mathematician should be familiar with the many different ways there are to write a multiplication sentence.  That way when you come across a less familiar multiplication sentence, you will know how to read it and what to do!


Directions: How to Read a Multiplication Times Table

A multiplication times table can be a great tool for someone who is a beginning learner of multiplication or for someone who has difficulty memorizing multiplication facts. 

To read a multiplication table, select the numbers that you want to multiply.  Let's choose 3 and 4. 

First locate the number three in the first column.  Then locate the number four in the top row.  The point in which that row and column intersect is where you will find your answer.  3 x 4 = 12. 

You can also locate the number four in the first column, the number three in the top row, and you will get the same result when you locate the point in which that row and column intersect.  4 x 3 = 12. 

Multiplication Memorization

Published on Aug 2, 2012 by David Newman

Anya's guide to memorizing the multiplication table up to 10 times 10, and why it's not so hard... Sort of a final project for our year of homeschooling.

Source: David Newman You tube