Use the model to find the missing number. Two multiplied by what equals 12.
The model shows us two groups of counters. And we’re told that the total of these two groups is 12. To find the missing number, we have to work out how many counters are in each group. The counters have already been arranged in groups of two. So let’s count in twos — two, four, six. Two groups of six is 12. So we can say that two multiplied by six equals 12.
The missing number is six.