The Simulation
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Arithmetic Workout  

Multiplication Workout  Introduction  Getting Started  Preknowledge  The Simulation  Activities  Conclusions  Resources and Links  Definitions  
Exploration
Exploration
In the blue rectangle below is an empty multiplication table. Once you click on start you will be asked multiplication questions. Your answers will fill in the table. Explore the Arithmetic simulation (below) for several minutes:
When you have finished exploring, try the multichoice question at the bottom of the page. Once you have completed the multichoice question try one of the main activities.

Reflection
One way to think about the multiplication symbol × is that it tells us to group things together. Did you notice any color changes in the simulations?
If you did not notice any color changes to the multiplication table, explore the simulation for a couple more minutes. Did your answer boxes in the multichoice question turn green? Great! You are ready for the main Multiplication Workout. 