Multiplication is a mathematical operation that scales one number by another (multiplying – sign: x). It replaces addition of a large quantity of numbers in a row. Multiplying is a math operation that is opposite of division. For example: you can substitute the mathematical expression 5+5+5+5 with 5×4 (the number 5 multiplied with the number of times it has appeared in a row).
Multiplication has several properties. When a number is multiplied with the number 1, the product (the result of multiplication) is the same as that number. When a number is multiplied with zero, the product is always zero. When a number is multiplied with negative one, the result is the negative version of that number. It also has properties of commutativity, associativity and distributivity.
The commutative and associative properties are similar to those properties in addition. Distributivity applies when addition and multiplication are combined, as they are in this example:
a * (b + c) = a * b + a * c
A very important thing to remember is that the order of importance of multiplication is always greater than the order of importace of addition or subtraction. You first multiply the numbers (where there is need for that) and them add or subtract them. Here is an example:
5 * 4 + 3 = 20 + 3 = 23
The single exception to the rule is that addition or subtraction has priority over multiplication when the numbers that need to be added and the operator are in brackets, and the operator of multiplication is not.
Multiplying exams for teachers
Exam Name 
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Positive integers

Multiplying positive integers – very easy 
78 kB 
2677 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – easy 
143 kB 
2681 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – medium 
166.3 kB 
2972 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – mediumhard 
173.1 kB 
2496 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – hard 
561.5 kB 
1911 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – very hard 
571.8 kB 
2124 
September 3, 2019 
Positive decimals

Multiplying positive decimals – very easy 
554.5 kB 
1753 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – easy 
555.5 kB 
1768 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – medium 
579.2 kB 
1593 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – mediumhard 
580.2 kB 
1437 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – hard 
569.5 kB 
1578 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – very hard 
567.2 kB 
1424 
September 3, 2019 
Positive fractions

Multiplying positive fractions – very hard 
567.2 kB 
1424 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – very easy 
172.7 kB 
2104 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – easy 
188.9 kB 
1766 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – medium 
577.2 kB 
1601 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – mediumhard 
591.9 kB 
1419 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – hard 
575.7 kB 
1430 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – very hard 
581 kB 
1414 
September 3, 2019 
Positive mixed numbers

Multiplying positive mixed numbers – very easy 
176.8 kB 
1600 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – easy 
209.8 kB 
1617 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – medium 
585.6 kB 
1441 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – mediumhard 
592.9 kB 
1373 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – hard 
589.3 kB 
1363 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – very hard 
596.6 kB 
1351 
September 3, 2019 
Positive improper fractions

Multiplying positive improper fractions – very easy 
166 kB 
1405 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – easy 
169.9 kB 
1502 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – medium 
571.6 kB 
1375 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – mediumhard 
569.5 kB 
1353 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – hard 
560.5 kB 
1283 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – very hard 
571.8 kB 
1351 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive integers

Multiplying integers – very easy 
137.9 kB 
1958 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – easy 
143.6 kB 
1966 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – medium 
173.3 kB 
1913 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – mediumhard 
173.5 kB 
1805 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – hard 
565.9 kB 
1595 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – very hard 
568 kB 
1494 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive decimals

Multiplying decimals – very easy 
186.6 kB 
1833 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – easy 
187 kB 
1952 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – medium 
578.8 kB 
1451 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – mediumhard 
577 kB 
1377 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – hard 
564.9 kB 
1421 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – very hard 
567.9 kB 
1357 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive fractions

Multiplying fractions – very easy 
179.6 kB 
1442 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – easy 
186.7 kB 
1713 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – medium 
583.8 kB 
1422 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – mediumhard 
589 kB 
1374 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – hard 
588 kB 
1292 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – very hard 
594.9 kB 
1299 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive mixed numbers

Multiplying mixed numbers – very easy 
192.9 kB 
1339 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – easy 
209 kB 
1500 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – medium 
594.7 kB 
1363 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – mediumhard 
602.2 kB 
1233 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – hard 
586.3 kB 
1247 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – very hard 
591.3 kB 
1232 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive improper fractions

Multiplying improper fractions – very easy 
171.2 kB 
1284 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – easy 
174 kB 
1321 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – medium 
574.7 kB 
1282 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – mediumhard 
573.9 kB 
1209 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – hard 
570.7 kB 
1226 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – very hard 
577.4 kB 
1223 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying worksheets for students
Worksheet Name 
File Size 
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Positive

Multiplying positive integers 
496.1 kB 
2236 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals 
51.8 kB 
1612 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions 
632.1 kB 
1422 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers 
637.8 kB 
1650 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions 
594.6 kB 
1253 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive

Multiplying integers 
166.8 kB 
1650 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals 
246.3 kB 
1498 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions 
393.1 kB 
1469 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers 
412.4 kB 
1395 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions 
334.1 kB 
1305 
September 3, 2019 