Multiplication factors are the numbers that are being multiplied in a problem, and the answer to the problem is called the product.

It's important when beginning to learn multiplication for the student to be able to call each number in the equation by it's correct name. This helps your child to have the ability to follow the teacher's instructions for both multiplication homework and classroom drills.

Both of the examples below are correct examples of writing the same multiplication problem.

Regardless of the version shown, vertical (as above) or horizontal (see below), the factors and the product are still the same.

The printable worksheet below gives extra reinforcement for the student's understanding. Simply click the photo to view, download, and print the pdf file.