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Elementary Definition--Multiplication and Division Concepts--Multiplication

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# Multiplication

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Multiplication and Division

## Definition

Multiplication is the arithmetic operation of combining equal groups to find the total number of items.

## Description

Multiplication is a fundamental arithmetic operation that involves adding a number to itself a specified number of times. For example, 4 × 3 means adding 4 three times, resulting in 12. Multiplication is essential for understanding concepts such as area, volume, and scaling. It is used in various fields, including finance, engineering, and science, to model and solve real-world problems. Teaching students multiplication helps them develop a strong foundation in mathematics and enhances their ability to solve complex problems.

**Teacher script**: "Multiplication is like adding the same number over and over. If you have 3 bags with 4 apples each, you have 3 times 4 apples in total."

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 |
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Grade Range | 2 - 4 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Arithmetic• Multiplication• Multiplication Expressions and Equations |

Copyright Year | 2021 |

Keywords | multiplication, division, equation |