Common Core Math Vocabulary

Repeated Addition - Definition with Examples

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What is repeated addition?
Repeated addition can be defined as adding equal groups together.
To solve a multiplication problem, we repetitively group and add the same number again and again to find the answer. 

Here are a few examples of repeated addition. 

Repeated addition to multiply equal groups

Here’s another example of repeated addition being used for multiplication in word problems.

Repeated addition to multiply in multiplication word problem

  Fun Facts

  • On a number line, one can skip count to add repeatedly to multiply! 

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While solving multiplication problems with smaller numbers, you can ask your child to check his answer using the repeated addition strategy and vice versa!

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