It's my birthday! Nine friends are coming to my party. I have a cupcake, ice cream bar, soda, and a prize for each friend. That means 4 things each. How many things do I need altogether?
If I knew my multiplication facts, I could figure out how many things that I need.
Multiplication facts are easy if we think about patterns. Let's look for the pattern in these x4 problems.
Look at the wheel. In the center is x4. Multiply 4 times each number on the wheel and type the answer in the box.
Now that you can complete the x4 wheel, try these wheels. Remember, look in the middle of the wheel to see what to multiply by. The pattern is to add the center number to your answer to get the next answer.
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Isn't multiplication easy when you look for the pattern? Now try these wheels. Be careful, the numbers on the wheel are not in order.
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Congratulations! You can multiply using patterns. So how many things do I need for my party if 9 friends get 4 things each? Fill in the boxes with both the problem and the answer.
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