How Multiplication Works

If you raked the lawn 3 times, and your parents give you 2 bird stickers every time you rake the lawn, you will have 6 bird stickers. The math for this is: 3 x 2 = 6
You can think of this as 3 times 2.  You get 2 bird stickers each time you rake the lawn.

The first time you rake the lawn, you get 2 bird stickers (a bird using a mop and a flamingo using a rake):

Multiplication Seagull with mopMultiplication Flamingo with rake

 

The second time you rake the lawn, you get 2 more bird stickers:

 

 

Multiplication Peacock watering plantsMultiplication Duck jumping rope

 

The third time you rake the lawn, you get 2 more bird stickers:

 

Multiplication Emu taking out garbageMultiplication Crane painting picture

 

If you rake the lawn a fourth time, you’ll get 2 more bird  stickers (so you’ll have 8 bird stickers), and the math is:  4 x 2 = 8

Multiplication Bird on swingMultiplication Bird with broom

 

Multiplication is also great when you need to figure out how much you’ll make if you’re getting paid by the hour.  If you get 3 bird stickers per hour and work for 4 hours, you’ll get 12 bird stickers!