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
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
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