Multiplication tables should be recalled from memory, up to 12 x 12.
A Multiplication can be calculated either way round, 4 x 3 is the same as 3 x 4.
In descriptions, a multiplication may often be indicated by other words, such as 8 lots of 8, or contains.
1. What is 5 x 6?
From the times table, 5 x 6 = 30.
2. A box contains eight packets of mini chocolate bars. Each packet contains seven bars. How many chocolate bars are in the box?
This is a multiplication, 8 packets x 7 bars = 56.