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## St. Joseph's Institute

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# Activity to introduce multiplication

## February 13 An activity was conducted in class 1 to introduce multiplication. Children were asked to stand in a pair (group of 2) . Then 3  groups consisting of 2 children were made.

1. How many children are there in each group? 2 are there.
2. How many groups of 2’s do we have here? 3 groups of 2 are there.
3. How many children are there altogether? 2+2++2=6
4. Which number is repeated and how many times? 2 is repeated 3 timesSo repeated addition of the same number is known as Multiplication and it’s symbol is written as ×
5. How do we represent this mathematical operation?It is 3×2=6Number of groups (3 groups) 3 × 2 ( repeated number in each group)

Or

2+2+2=6

So the number of children we have here is 6.

We can see that 2 is repeatedly added 3 times here which gives us 6.

In the same way different numbers of children/ objects  were taken and demonstrated for re enforcing concept of multiplication

Date:
February 13