Math: Multiplication

16 05 2010

Multiplication is really a little above Floppy’s head still, so I was amazed at how well he was able to do today with the basic concepts. We started by considering how many 3 dozen doughnuts might be. We learned the words “factor” and “product,” and all the different ways you can symbolize multiplication. He was quick to understand the function of one as an identity element in multiplication, and was able to answer which number functions similarly in addition? (0.) He also readily remembered and applied the commutative law to multiplication. More difficult was multiplying three numbers, but with some help he was eventually able to show that 3 · 4 · 5 = 60.

Here he is, hard at work with the lilacs:

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