Multiplying by 2 microlesson
Do you struggle with balancing your kids’ screen time with their education? Say hello to 1Question, the app that solves this problem with a fun twist! Our app lets your child earn screen time minutes in their favourite apps by watching educational videos and correctly answering quiz questions. And the best part? You get to decide which apps to lock behind learning using 1Question.
Learning time
Kids learn by watching short, engaging video lessons.
When you’re multiplying any number times 2, an easy way you can think about solving these equations is to think about doubling whatever the first number is. So, if you have the equation 4 x 2, you can just think about doubling the 4 or you can think of 4 + 4 which is 8. So, let's look at a visual of this equation to see if we got the right answer. So, in 4 x 2, the first number is 4. So, we're going to have 4 groups with 2 items in each group because 2 is the second number. So, if you count all of the items in these groups, you do have 8 so 4 x 2 = 8. This could work with any equation that you are trying to solve where you're multiplying by 2. So, if you had 100 x 2, you could just add 100 + 100 which equals 200.
Answer time
Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.
Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.

What is the answer to the multiplication and addition equations used in the video?
1) 82) 43) 24) 6 
What is the answer to 5 x 2?
1) 102) 73) 34) 15 
What is the answer to 6 x 2 =
1) 122) 83) 44) 11 
Which addition equation is used as an example in the video?
1) 4 + 4 =2) 2 + 2 =3) 4 + 2 =4) 4 x 2 = 
What addition equation could be used to help you solve 10 x 2 when thinking about doubling the first number?
1) 10 + 10 =2) 2 + 2 =3) 10 + 2 =4) 20 + 10 = 
What addition equation could be used to help you solve 8 x 2 when thinking about doubling the first number?
1) 8 + 8 =2) 2 + 2 =3) 8 + 2 =4) 2 + 8 = 
Which multiplication equation is used as an example in the video?
1) 4 x 2 =2) 2 x 4 =3) 4 + 4 =4) 4 + 2 = 
What are the items used in the multiplication picture in the video?
1) Flowers2) Apples3) Rainbows4) Dogs 
What is an easy way to think about solving multiplication equations where you are multiplying by 2?
1) Double the other number2) Double the other number and add one more3) Double the other number and subtract one more4) Triple the other number
Recreational screen time
Kids can use the screen time minutes they earned to unlock the apps selected by their parent e.g. games, social media, streaming, etc.
Out of time
When screen time minutes run out, kids are locked out and need to complete more learning in 1Question to earn more time.
Meet your educator
Our microcourses are developed and delivered by qualified educators from around the world.
Kristin Tracy
More lessons from the Multiplying by 25 microcourse
If you’re trying to solve a multiplication problem where you are multiplying any number by…
When you are solving multiplication equations where you are multiplying by 4, you can use…
When you are solving multiplication equations where you are multiplying by 5, you can use…