# Introduction to Multiplication Part 1

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In this introductory lesson on multiplication, Professor Perez explains the different ways to indicate multiplication and presents multiplication as addition. Students learn about the commutative property for multiplication and how to use addition and subtraction to learn multiplication tables. The lesson covers examples of multiplying numbers from 2 to 14, showing students how to determine the answer to each multiplication problem by adding or subtracting multiples of the number being multiplied.

Lesson Description:

Learn what multiplication means and how to multiply numbers.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

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Questions answered by this video:
• How do you multiply numbers and letters?
• What are different ways of writing multiplication?
• What does is actually mean to multiply 2*3?
• What is the commutative property of multiplication?
• How do you multiply using a number line?
• What are some techniques for multiplying numbers?
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Some different representations are shown, using a dot, an x, and parentheses. The basic idea of what multiplication means is explained with numbers and on a number line. Also, some techniques for multiplying numbers are shown. Many different examples are done in this video.