## 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):

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

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

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 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!