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Reteach: Multiplication as Comparison

4 x 7 = 28 can be read as a comparison between the numbers in the equation. It helps to remember that the equal sign really means "is the same as."

4 groups of 7
  • 4 x 7 is the same as 28.
  • 28 is the same as 4 x 7.
  • 28 is the same as 4 sets of 7.
  • 28 is 4 times as many as 7.

As the Commutative Property of Multiplication tells us, the order of the factors does not matter, so it is also true that:

7 groups of 4
  • 7 x 4 is the same as 28.
  • 28 is the same as 7 x 4.
  • 28 is the same as 7 sets of 4.
  • 28 is 7 times as many as 4.

Reteach: Guided Practice

8 x 3 = 24 can be read as a comparison between the numbers in the equation. Fill in the missing information:

8 groups of 3
  • 8 x 3 is the same as   24  
  • 24 is the same as 8 x   3  
  • 24 is the same as 8 sets of   3  
  • 24 is 8 times as many as   3  

As the Commutative Property of Multiplication tells us, the order of the factors does not matter, so it is also true that:

3 groups of 8
  • 3 x 8 is the same as   24  
  • 24 is the same as 3 x   8  
  • 24 is the same as 3 sets of   8  
  • 24 is 3 times as many as   8  

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Independent Practice: Multiplication as Comparison

Write the comparisons shown by each multiplication equation below. The first one is done for you.

8 x 9 = 72

72 = 8 x 9

72 is 8 times as many as 9

72 is 9 times as many as 8

3 x 6 = 18

18 = 3 x 6

18 is 3 times as many as 6

18 is 6 times as many as 3

2 x 5 = 10

10 = 2 x 5

10 is 2 times as many as 5

10 is 5 times as many as 2

6 x 4 = 24

24 = 6 x 4

24 is 6 times as many as 4

24 is 4 times as many as 6

3 x 7 = 21

21 = 3 x 7

21 is 3 times as many as 7

21 is 7 times as many as 3

4 x 8 = 32

32 = 4 x 8

32 is 4 times as many as 8

32 is 8 times as many as 4

6 x 2 = 12

12 = 6 x 2

12 is 6 times as many as 2

12 is 2 times as many as 6

8 x 5 = 40

40 = 8 x 5

40 is 8 times as many as 5

40 is 5 times as many as 8

4 x 5 = 20

20 = 4 x 5

20 is 4 times as many as 5

20 is 5 times as many as 4

6 x 7 = 42

42 = 6 x 7

42 is 6 times as many as 7

42 is 7 times as many as 6

7 x 8 = 56

56 = 7 x 8

56 is 7 times as many as 8

56 is 8 times as many as 7

9 x 4 = 36

36 = 9 x 4

36 is 9 times as many as 4

36 is 4 times as many as 9

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Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (4OA01) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Expressions and equations Worksheet shown above.

Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as ...

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Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems

 

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