Multiplication made easy. Students use scaffolds to understand the concept of multiplication. Students can draw simple pictures or use concrete materials to build an understanding of basic multiplication. Students fill in the boxes with appropriate number of smiley faces as written above the box, then count the total number of smiley faces to understand the concept of multiplication as repeated addition. Suitable for students Grade 2 and up. I used this activity with directed learners in Year 7 and it made the world of difference to their understanding. Print the worksheet on A3 paper to use as a scaffold for concrete materials such as centicubes or discs.