Six multiplied by 10 equals what?
In this question, we’re being asked to find what’s six lots of 10 are worth. In other words, if we have six groups of 10, how many do we have altogether? Each of these place value counters is worth 10. So we can represent our question by showing six lots of 10. How much have we got altogether if we have six lots of 10? 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60. We counted in tens six times.
Another way we could model the answer is using tens rods. One times 10 is 10. Two tens are 20. Three tens are 30. Four times 10 is 40. Five times 10 is 50. And six times 10 is 60. If there are six tens, we know we have 60 altogether. Six times 10 equals 60.