Common Core Math Vocabulary

# Multiply - Definition with Examples

## Let's learn!

**What is to multiply?**

In math, to multiply means to add equal groups.

When we multiply, the number of things in the group increases.

The two factors and the product are parts of a multiplication problem.

In the multiplication problem, 6 × 9 = 54, the numbers 6 and 9 are the factors, while the number 54 is the product.

Here is another example of a multiplication fact that shows multiplication is also repeated addition.

## Let's sing!

*One is a factor of all numbers on the shelf,*

*The number multiplied with it, is the product itself!*

## Let's do it!

While solving multiplication word problems, ask your child to try using both the standard algorithm and area model for multiplying numbers.

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