# multiplication vocabulary – Flashcards

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decompose
to break a number into different parts
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Distributive Property
this property will find the product for the ones, tens, and so forth separately and then add them together.
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multiple
the product of a number and any whole number
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factor
a number that divides a whole number evenly. Also a number that is multiplied by another number
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product
the answer or result of a multiplication equation
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equation
a sentence that contains an equal sign, showing two expressions that are equal
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expression
a combination of numbers, variables, and at least one operation
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array
columns and rows that go with a multiplication equation
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composite number
a whole number that has more than 2 factors
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prime number
a whole number with exactly two factors, 1 and itself
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commutative property
the property that states that the order in which two numbers are multiplied does not change the product
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area
the number of square units needed to cover the inside of a region or plane figure with any overlap
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perimeter
the distance around a shape or region
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partial product
combines addition and multiplication. First, you multiply decomposed numbers and then add the products.
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area model
using a rectangle or square to decompose a multiplication problem
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skip counting
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variable
a letter or symbol used to represent and an unknown quantity
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square unit