Brief Description Multiplication is the process of adding equal groups. That is also the reason why multiplication is being referred to as repeated addition. As we all know, this operation is the third basic math operation that each learner must understand. Learning how to multiply numbers within 100 starts in 3rd grade. At this level, young learners visualize multiplication by repeatedly adding equal groups of objects or numbers. After that, they need to represent the given set by writing a multiplication sentence composed of multiplicand, multiplier, and product. Since this grade is an entry-level of learning multiplication, teachers use number bonds and fact families to quickly show the relationship of multiplying numbers. As they move on to the following grade levels, the range of numbers they are dealing with becomes larger. In the 4th to 5th grades, they start to multiply decimals and fractions. In 6th to 7th grade, they focus on multiplying mixed numbers and integers. Lastly, when they reach high school, they use the concepts and skills of understanding multiplication to solve complex lessons about algebraic expressions, scientific notations, equations, inequalities, polynomials, functions, and many more.
Importance of the Topic Learning multiplication is an indicator that a learner has reached the mastery level of understanding addition. It is undeniably evident that multiplication is one of the basic foundation lessons in mathematics, grasping the concepts and procedures of this lesson will provide a better opportunity for the learners to quickly understand the more complex lessons in math as they move on to their next grade levels such as division, fractions, decimals, area, measurement, and more.
Application of the Learned Topic in Life Multiplication is one of the helpful math lessons that can be applied to solve real-life problems. This operation is essential when dealing with the total amount of money in your wallet given the identical bills or coins. It also makes it easier to determine the total number of chairs in the auditorium if you only get the number of rows and columns.