How can adding help me multiply?

Snoot and Fin add and multiply to find out how many pests are in their kitchen.

How can adding help you multiply?

Try thinking of multiplying as adding the same number together over and over again.

Multiplying by 2.

2 times something is the same as adding 2 things together.

2 x 3 is the same as 3 + 3. The answer is 6.

What about 3?

3 times something is the same as adding 3 things together.

3 x 4 is the same as 4 + 4 + 4. The answer is 12.

Multiplying by any number is the same as adding things that number of times.