Learn how to multiply with step by step examples. Homework help for kids learning Maths in Key Stage 1 (KS1) in Primary School.

## What is multiplication?

Multiplying is repeated addition. The sum 10 multiply by 4 can be written as:

**10 x 4 = 4**

It is also the same as:

**10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 40**

Multiplication word problems

Work out these multiplication word problems using repeated addition.

Work out these multiplication word problems using repeated addition.

## Working out multiplication sums

To work out a multiplication sum first find the number you can count in.

**10 x 3**

Lets count in tens as this is the easiest. Now count in tens using three fingers on your hand. What have we got to?

Yes, the answer is 30.

**10 x 3 = 30**

## Multiplication words

You will hear words such as multiply or times. These both mean ‘x’. The sums below all mean the same thing.

**2 multiply by 4 equals 8**

** 2 times by 4 equals 8**

** 2 x 4 = 8**