" Multiplication is fast adding!"
Multiplication is the addition of a repeated number a certain number of times. This is why we call them our "times tables" because we add a chosen number a certain number of times to get our answer.
Let's look at this repeated addition: 5 + 5 + 5 = ___
If we were to turn this into a multiplication problem, it could be written as 3 x 5 because we would be adding the number 5 three times.