We can ask our students to look at a repeated addition equation and identify the multiplication equation that is represented.
PICTURE REPRESENTATIONS/EQUAL GROUPS Equal groups are a great way to introduce multiplication.
For example, to figure out the problem below, we could add 8 8 8 8 8 to make 40 and get the correct answer for this problem.
However, it is much faster to multiply 5×8 to make 40 instead.
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The idea of “groups of” can be understood more when introduced with a picture.
This task card shows the equation 6×8 represented in an “equal groups” picture.