Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Misconception in Multiplication

Correction of Misconception of Multiplication


The above picture shows 6 groups of 4, and not 4 groups of 6. 
When we represent this in the multiplication statement, this is 6 fours or 6 X 4
This is not 4 x 6 (known to be 4 groups of 6).

The answer to both question is of course 24, but when testing for the descriptor, this is 6 groups of 4, and hence 6 fours. 

credit:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-and-Division-Posters-930860

This diagram above will illustrate how we read this groups and number of items inside the group. 

The above can help to understand division, or to understand division made simpler.  

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