Multiplication and division are two of the most important operations to understand in math. If you drink 2 cups of water, 5 times, how much water have you drunk? If you need to divide 9 slices of cake between 3 friends, how much cake does each friend get?
Learn about the commutative, associative, and distributive properties of multiplication. Solve multiplication problems by changing the order of factors (commutativity), the grouping of factors (associativity), and by decomposing the factors (distributive property).
Math is full of patterns that will keep emerging as you explore it (this is what makes math so beautiful). We begin to just scratch the surface in this tutorial!
Common Core Standards: 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.D.9