  # Multiply by 4, using repeated addition

In this worksheet, students learn to multiply by 4. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Multiplication/Division Facts (3, 4 and 8)

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn about multiplying by 4.

To multiply by four, we can use repeated addition.

Here is a cow. One cow has 4 legs. Let's think about what happens if we have 5 cows, each with 4 legs and we want to find the total number of legs!     We could count the legs one by one but this would take a while!

5 groups of 4 looks like this as repeated addition

4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 20

There are 20 legs in total!

Now let's try an example of multiplying by 4, using repeated addition.

Example

Here are 4 cows. They each have 4 legs. How many legs in total?    In total, there are 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16 legs.

What is 4 times 4?

4 × 4 = 16

Now that you understand repeated addition, let's try some more questions.

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