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Elementary Definition--Multiplication and Division Concepts--Multiplying

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# Multiplying

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Multiplication and Division

## Definition

Multiplying is the process of combining equal groups to find the total number of items.

## Description

Multiplying involves adding a number to itself a specified number of times to find the total. For example,

Multiplying 5 by 3 | means | adding 5 three times | resulting in 15. |

This operation is essential for understanding concepts such as area, volume, and scaling. Multiplying is used in various fields, including finance, engineering, and science, to model and solve real-world problems. Teaching students how to multiply helps them develop a strong foundation in mathematics and enhances their ability to solve complex problems.

**Teacher script**: "Multiplying is like adding the same number over and over. If you have 4 groups of 3 apples, you have 4 times 3 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 |