# Repeated Addition: Multiplication

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**Repeated Addition: Multiplication**

### Contents

- In this multiplication as repeated addition video...
- What is repeated addition?
- How do you form repeated addition from multiplication?
- What is a repeated addition sentence?
- What are examples of repeated addition?
- Summary of Steps: Write a repeated addition sentence

### In this **multiplication** as repeated addition video...

Chef Squeaks is hosting his cooking show. In this episode, he makes pizzas with different toppings. However, when he reads the **multiplication expressions** on his recipe cards, he doesn’t know how to solve them! In this video, we teach Chef Squeaks repeated addition. Imani learns what repeated addition is in math too!

### What is repeated addition?

Repeated addition is a strategy used to solve **multiplication** problems. Every **multiplication** problem can be rewritten as a repeated addition **sentence.**

#### Definition of repeated addition

Repeated addition is what we call the addition of a number to itself many times. For example, 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 is the repeated addition **equation** of two added to itself six times. We can recognize **multiplication** as a shorter way to write repeated addition. This is how repeated addition is like **multiplication.** Thus, **multiplication** can always be written as repeated addition.
[img]line 11_ repeated addition like multiplication[/img]

#### Repeated addition and **multiplication**

In **multiplication,** we call the numbers being multiplied together **factors.** The first **factor** tells us how many times we should add the second **factor** together to find the answer, or **product.** Repeated addition is actually the operation of **multiplication** expressed as addition. So, we can use repeated addition to solve **multiplication** problems. Repeated addition and **multiplication sentences** can be used to help find **products.**
[img]line15_ pepperoni recipe card[/img]

### How do you form repeated addition from **multiplication?**

**Multiplication** is related to repeated addition so we can restate any **multiplication** **equation** as a repeated addition one:

Begin by looking at the first **factor.** This number tells us how many spaces to make.
[img]line 17_ first factor three[/img]

Next, look at the second **factor.** This tells us what number to write on the spaces.
[img]line 18_second factor nine[/img]

Then, write addition signs between each number. [img]line 19_ addition symbols[/img]

Finally, calculate the **sum** to determine the **product** of the original **equation.**
[img]line 20_ finding the product twenty-seven[/img]

### What is a repeated addition **sentence**?

A repeated addition **sentence** is the **expression** of a number added to itself multiple times. So, what does repeated addition mean? For example, it means 5 + 5 + 5 = 15 is the repeated addition **sentence** for five added to itself three times. Repeated addition could also be used as a strategy to solve 5x3.

### What are examples of repeated addition?

Below are repeated addition examples.

A general example of a repeated addition problem [img]line 28_ repeated addition problem[/img]

**Multiplication** with a repeated addition model.
[img]line 32_ repeated addition model[/img]

### Summary of Steps: Write a repeated addition **sentence**

First, look at the initial

**factor**to determine how many spaces to make.Next, look at the second

**factor**to determine what number to write on the spaces.Then, write addition signs between each number.

Finally, calculate the

**sum**to determine the**product**of the original**multiplication equation**.

Have you practiced yet? On this website, you can also find 3rd grade and primary resources on repeated addition. Try these word problems and activities on **multiplication** with repeated addition now. There are many repeated addition worksheets with pictures as well.