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Ch 4: Multiplication Basics

About This Chapter

Use the fun lessons in this chapter to help deepen students' knowledge of multiplication basics as they prepare for an upcoming test. Multiple-choice quizzes accompanying the lessons can assess their comprehension and gauge their readiness to answer questions on the test.

Multiplication Basics - Chapter Summary

Students can learn all about the basics of multiplication using the online lessons and additional study resources in this chapter. Top instructors explore a variety of multiplication topics, including how to multiply one-digit numbers, multiply by 0 and understand multiplication facts. Completing this chapter should enable students to:

  • Understand the steps involved in performing multiplication
  • Multiply one-digit numbers and complete the multiplication sentence
  • Use mental math for multiplication
  • Multiply by 0 and 1
  • Learn multiplication facts to 10 using rectangular array, commutative property and skip counting
  • Use doubling and finger counting to learn multiplication facts to 10
  • Utilize multiplication input-output tables

This chapter is completely customizable, enabling students to access all resources anytime and in any sequence they desire. Parents, teachers and students can choose lessons for students to view based on their existing knowledge of multiplication basics. When ready, students can take short quizzes to assess their understanding of the lessons they review. To ensure they fully understand all of the lessons, they can take the practice chapter exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: Multiplication Basics
How to Perform Multiplication: Steps & Examples

1. How to Perform Multiplication: Steps & Examples

Multiplication, one of the basic operations of math, is important not just in elementary math but also in higher math. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can multiply with ease.

How to Multiply One-Digit Numbers

2. How to Multiply One-Digit Numbers

This lesson discusses the process of multiplying one-digit numbers. It shows you how to find the correct answer using skip counting,, a multiplication table, or flashcards.

How to Complete the Multiplication Sentence

3. How to Complete the Multiplication Sentence

Multiplication is a skill that can help you save time when you're adding large or small groups of numbers together. This lesson will focus on completing multiplication number sentences when different parts are missing.

Using Mental Math for Multiplication

4. Using Mental Math for Multiplication

Do you want to impress your friends and family with your amazing brain? You can when you learn a really easy way to multiply single digits by multiples of 10 and 100 in this lesson.

How to Multiply by 0

5. How to Multiply by 0

In this video lesson, you will learn the one easy rule to remember when multiplying by 0. See how this single rule will give you the answer to any multiplication problem that includes a 0.

How to Multiply by 1

6. How to Multiply by 1

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to multiply any number by 1. You will know what the rule is for multiplying by 1, and you will know how easy it is to find the answer to any multiplication by 1 problem.

Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Rectangular Array

7. Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Rectangular Array

In this video lesson, you will learn what a rectangular array looks like when it is used to show multiplication. You will also learn how to create your own multiplication array to practice multiplication.

Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Commutative Property

8. Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Commutative Property

Maybe you've heard that learning to multiply requires a really good memory. But actually, once you know some multiplication facts, you can easily solve others. In this lesson, you'll learn how the commutative property is a shortcut to make learning multiplication easier.

Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Skip Counting

9. Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Skip Counting

Multiplication facts might not be your favorite thing to learn in math class, but they are super important to know! In this lesson, we will use skip counting as a method for learning your multiplication facts zero through 10.

Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Doubling

10. Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Doubling

In this lesson, you will learn a strategy called doubling to help multiply facts to ten. You will learn how to use known facts and double the product. Test your knowledge with a quiz at the end of the lesson!

Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Finger Tricks

11. Learning Multiplication Facts to 10 Using Finger Tricks

When it comes to multiplication, finger tricks are very useful tools, and they're fun! This trick is for multiplication tables of 6, 7, 8, and 9. When you need to find an answer quickly, finger tricks can save the day.

Working with Multiplication Input-Output Tables

12. Working with Multiplication Input-Output Tables

In this lesson, we will find patterns in input-output tables, and use those patterns to find missing data in the tables. We will use the four operations: multiplication, division, addition and subtraction for these tables.

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