# Basic Multiplication Problems For Kids

**Basic Multiplication Problems For Kids**

### Introduction to Multiplication

Multiplication is a way to add equal groups together. For example, if you have 3 groups of 4 apples each, you can find the total number of apples by multiplying 3 (groups) by 4 (apples in each group).

Hereโs a detailed explanation of basic multiplication problems for kids with diagrams and examples.

### Example 1: 3 x 4

**Problem:** How many apples are there in 3 groups of 4 apples each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 3 groups.
- Each group has 4 apples.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

**Group 1: ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐Group 2: ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐Group 3: ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐**

Total Apples: 12 (3 groups of 4 apples each)

- Draw 3 groups.
- In each group, draw 4 apples.

**Count the total number of apples:**- You can count all the apples one by one or add them.
- 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
- Therefore, 3 ร 4 = 12.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 3 x 4 = 12

### Example 2: 2 x 5

**Problem:** How many stars are there in 2 groups of 5 stars each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 2 groups.
- Each group has 5 stars.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

**Group 1: โญ โญ โญ โญ โญGroup 2: โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ**

Total Stars: 10 (2 groups of 5 stars each)

- Draw 2 groups.
- In each group, draw 5 stars.

**Count the total number of stars:**- You can count all the stars one by one or add them.
- 5 + 5 = 10
- Therefore, 2 ร 5 = 10.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 2 ร 5 = 10

### Example 3: 4 x 3

**Problem:** How many circles are there in 4 groups of 3 circles each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 4 groups.
- Each group has 3 circles.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

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Total Circles: 12 (4 groups of 3 circles each)

- Draw 4 groups.
- In each group, draw 3 circles.

**Count the total number of circles:**- You can count all the circles one by one or add them.
- 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12
- Therefore, 4 ร 3 = 12.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 4 ร 3 = 12

### Example 4: 5 x 2

**Problem:** How many squares are there in 5 groups of 2 squares each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 5 groups.
- Each group has 2 squares.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

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Total Squares: 10 (5 groups of 2 squares each)

- Draw 5 groups.
- In each group, draw 2 squares.

**Count the total number of squares:**- You can count all the squares one by one or add them.
- 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10
- Therefore, 5 x 2 = 10.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 5 x 2 = 10

### Example 5: 6 x 3

**Problem:** How many triangles are there in 6 groups of 3 triangles each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 6 groups.
- Each group has 3 triangles.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

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- Draw 6 groups.
- In each group, draw 3 triangles.

**Count the total number of triangles:**- You can count all the triangles one by one or add them.
- 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 18
- Therefore, 6 x 3 = 18.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 6 x 3 = 18

Total Triangles: 18 (6 groups of 3 triangles each)

### Example 6: 5 x 5

**Problem:** How many hearts are there in 5 groups of 5 hearts each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 5 groups.
- Each group has 5 hearts.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

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Group 5: โผ๏ธ โผ๏ธ โผ๏ธ โผ๏ธ โผ๏ธ

Total Squares: 25 (5 groups of 5 squares each)

- Draw 5 groups.
- In each group, draw 5 hearts.

**Count the total number of hearts:**- You can count all the hearts one by one or add them.
- 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 25
- Therefore, 5 x 5 = 25.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 5 x 5 = 25

### Example 7: 7 x 2

**Problem:** How many stars are there in 7 groups of 2 stars each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 7 groups.
- Each group has 2 stars.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

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- Draw 7 groups.
- In each group, draw 2 stars.

**Count the total number of stars:**- You can count all the stars one by one or add them.
- 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 14
- Therefore, 7 ร 2 = 14.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 7 ร 2 = 14

Total Stars: 14 (7 groups of 2 stars each)

### Example 8: 5 x 6

**Problem:** How many circles are there in 5 groups of 6 circles each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

**Understand the problem:**- You have 5 groups.
- Each group has 6 circles.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**

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Total Circles: 30 (5 groups of 6 circles each)

- Draw 5 groups.
- In each group, draw 6 circles.

**Count the total number of circles:**- You can count all the circles one by one or add them.
- 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 30
- Therefore, 5 ร 6 = 30.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 5 ร 6 = 30

### Example 9: 6 x 5

**Problem:** How many squares are there in 6 groups of 5 squares each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

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**Understand the problem:**- You have 6 groups.
- Each group has 5 squares.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**- Draw 6 groups.
- In each group, draw 5 squares.

**Count the total number of squares:**- You can count all the squares one by one or add them.
- 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 30
- Therefore, 6 ร 5 = 30.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 6 ร 5 = 30

### Example 10: 3 x 6

**Problem:** How many apples are there in 3 groups of 6 apples each?

**Step-by-Step Solution:**

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**Understand the problem:**- You have 3 groups.
- Each group has 6 apples.

**Use a diagram to visualize:**- Draw 3 groups.

- In each group, draw 6 apples.

**Count the total number of apples:**- You can count all the apples one by one or add them.
- 6 + 6 + 6 = 18
- Therefore, 3 ร 6 = 18.

**Write the multiplication sentence:**- 3 ร 6 = 18

### Example 11: 3 x 5 Apples

**Problem:** How many apples are there in 3 groups of 5 apples each?

**Group 1: ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐Group 2: ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐Group 3: ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐**

Total Apples: 15 (3 groups of 5 apples each)

### Example 12: 4 x 4 Stars

**Problem:** How many stars are there in 4 groups of 4 stars each?

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Total Stars: 16 (4 groups of 4 stars each)

### Example 13: 5 x 3 Circles

**Problem:** How many circles are there in 5 groups of 3 circles each?

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Total Circles: 15 (5 groups of 3 circles each)

### Example 14: 6 x 4 Squares

**Problem:** How many squares are there in 6 groups of 4 squares each?

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Total Squares: 24 (6 groups of 4 squares each)

### Example 15: 7 x 3 Triangles

**Problem:** How many triangles are there in 7 groups of 3 triangles each?

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Total Triangles: 21 (7 groups of 3 triangles each)

### Summary

- Multiplication is a way to find the total number of items in equal groups.
- Diagrams help visualize the groups and make it easier to understand the problem.
- Practice with different numbers and groups to become more comfortable with multiplication.

By using these detailed examples and diagrams, kids can better understand and solve basic multiplication problems.