You can use arrays to see the relationship between addition and multiplication.
An array is
objects arranged in rows and columns.
In addition you can reverse the order of the addends and still get the same answer. (ex: 2 + 6 = 8 or 6 + 2 = 8)
multiplication you can
reverse the order of the factors
and still get the same answer.
Multiplication is a short cut for addition. Write a multiplication sentence that is a short cut for each addition sentence.