__What is Multiplication?__

**If you know how to add, then you can learn how to multiply. Multiplication is basically addition that is repeated over and over. For example, you could use addition to solve a problem, like this:**

Addition: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 15

However, you can also solve the problem by using multiplcation, like this:

Multiplication:

Addition: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 15

However, you can also solve the problem by using multiplcation, like this:

Multiplication:

**5 x 3 = 15**

**That's all there is to it. You are able to add multiple groups in a quick way.**

**Working with Multiple Groups**__Setting up a Multiplication Problem__

The values you are multiplying are called factors (i.e. In the problem above, 5 x 3 = 15, 5 and 3 are the factors).

The answer in a multiplication problem is called the product. You get a product when you multiply two or

any number of factors (i.e. In the problem above, 5 x 3 = 15, 15 is the product that you get when you multiply the factors 5 and 3).

There are a lot of symbols used in multiplication. Your basic work will use an "x". It is called a "times" symbol.

If a multiplication problem could speak in words, it would say "Five times three equals fifteen". However, with numbers, the multiplication problem would say "15 x 3 = 15."

__Setting up a Multiplication Problem__

The values you are multiplying are called factors (i.e. In the problem above, 5 x 3 = 15, 5 and 3 are the factors).

The answer in a multiplication problem is called the product. You get a product when you multiply two or

any number of factors (i.e. In the problem above, 5 x 3 = 15, 15 is the product that you get when you multiply the factors 5 and 3).

There are a lot of symbols used in multiplication. Your basic work will use an "x". It is called a "times" symbol.

If a multiplication problem could speak in words, it would say "Five times three equals fifteen". However, with numbers, the multiplication problem would say "15 x 3 = 15."

A great way to learn basic multiplication patterns (commonly referred to as the 'times tables') is through music and songs! Have fun watching and listening to the songs and videos below to help you to become a multiplcation master!

__Sing, Listen and Learn__

A great way to learn basic multiplication patterns (commonly referred to as the 'times tables') is through music and songs! Have fun watching and listening to the songs and videos below to help you to become a multiplcation master!

## Multiplying by Zero - Watch the School House Rock Video "My Hero Zero"

## Multiplying by One - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Two - Watch the School House Rock Video "Elementary My Dear"

## Multiplying by Two - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Three - Watch the School House Rock Video "Three is a Magic Number"

## Multiplying by Three - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Four - Watch the School House Rock Video "The Four Legged Zoo"

## Multiplying by Four - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Five - Watch the School House Rock Video "Ready or Not, Here I Come"

## Multiplying by Five - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Six - Watch the School House Rock Video "I Got Six"

## Multiplying by Six - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Seven - Watch the School House Rock Video "Lucky Seven Sampson"

## Multiplying by Seven - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Eight - Watch the School House Rock Video "Figure Eight"

## Multiplying by Eight - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Nine - Watch the School House Rock Video "Naughty Number Nine"

## Multiplying by Nine - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Ten - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Eleven - Watch the School House Rock Video "The Good Eleven"

## Multiplying by Eleven - A Song for You to Sing Along With

## Multiplying by Twelve - Watch the School House Rock Video "Little Twelve Toes"

## Multiplying by Twelve - A Song for You to Sing Along With

__Resources__

**Here are some good resources to help you to work on your knowledge of letters and their sounds. You can print these off and use them at home or at school.**