### Video Transcript

Fill in the blank: Two times three
equals what.

In this question, we’re given a
multiplication fact to complete. Now, when you see this fact, what
do you think? Perhaps you think of the number two
repeated three times. Or perhaps you think of it as two
lots of three. Maybe you know this fact already,
but what could we do if we don’t? We could skip count along the
number line to help us.

Now, we did say that one way we
could think about this multiplication is as two repeated three times or three lots
of two. So, let’s try this method. We’ll start at zero, and we’ll skip
count in twos three times. Zero, two, four, six. Skip counting twos three times, we
reach the number six. And just to show that we found the
correct answer, let’s try the other method. Let’s skip count two lots of three,
zero, three, six. Whether we think of this
calculation as three lots of two or two lots of three, we’ll still get the same
answer. Two times three equals six.