## Explore

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## Skills Building

Today, we're going to learn a very simple strategy for multiplying 3, 6 and 12.

As you know, Multiplying by 3 is really easy right?

We have to add three copies of the number together and we will get the answer.

1 x 3 = 3 1 + 1 + 1 = 3

2 x 3 = 6 2 + 2 + 2 = 6

4 x 3 = 12 4 + 4 + 4 = 12

8 x 3 = 24 8 + 8 + 8 =24

We've added three copies of the number to each other.

When we multiply a number by 6, we get the same result as if we multiplied the number by 3 and then multiplied that by 2.

6 x 6 = 36

If we're doing this by 2, it looks like this:

6 x 3 = 18

18 x 2 = 36

**Strategy for Multiplying by 3**As you know, Multiplying by 3 is really easy right?

We have to add three copies of the number together and we will get the answer.

**For example:**1 x 3 = 3 1 + 1 + 1 = 3

2 x 3 = 6 2 + 2 + 2 = 6

4 x 3 = 12 4 + 4 + 4 = 12

8 x 3 = 24 8 + 8 + 8 =24

We've added three copies of the number to each other.

**Strategy for multiplying a number by 6:**When we multiply a number by 6, we get the same result as if we multiplied the number by 3 and then multiplied that by 2.

**For example:**

6 x 6 = 36

If we're doing this by 2, it looks like this:

6 x 3 = 18

18 x 2 = 36

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