# Represent equal groups as multiplication

I can represent equal groups as multiplication.

# Represent equal groups as multiplication

I can represent equal groups as multiplication.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Multiplication can be used to represent equal groups.
- The x symbol represents times.
- One number in the multiplication represents the number of groups and the other the number in each group.

### Common misconception

Children are not able to explain the multiplication expression.

Children are encouraged to identify exactly how the equation relates to the image. For example 3 groups of 2 shoes: 3 x 2 - with the questions ‘What does the 3 represent?’ ‘What does the 2 represent?’ ‘What does the 6 represent?’

### Keywords

Groups / grouping - A set of things with an identity.

Multiplication - The basic idea of multiplication is repeated addition, adding a number to itself multiple times. The result of a multiplication is a product.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

3 groups of 3

3 + 3 + 3 + 3

5 groups of 3

3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3