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Late last year,

During Winter vacation,

Dad got us our dog,

Multiplication…

He’s really a good dog,

But sometimes brings trouble,

Like the day I woke up,

And noticed he’d doubled…

Two dogs were there,

I yelled, “Double the fun!”

I had a big grin…

That was 2 dogs X 1…

That’s 2 times 1 doggie,

Say 2 times a 1,

2 times 1 doggie,

Is double the fun!

CHORUS

Multiplication!

That’s my dog,

Multiplication!

That’s my dog,

Multiplication,

Now you’re in trouble,

Multiplied by 2,

And now you’re double!

Now 2 dogs were cool,

Wasn’t sure about more,

But the very next day,

I saw there were 4!!!!

That’s

4 dogs for playing,

4 noses to sneeze,

4 bowls of dog food,

4 dogs to get fleas…

4 fetch toys for fetching,

4 leashes, one blue

And 8 doggie eyebrows,

That’s 4 x a 2!

2 times 2 doggies,

That’s 2 times a 2,

That’s 2 doggies for me,

And 2 doggies for you!

CHORUS

4 dogs were a lot,

But the fun was still great,

Til’ the very next morning,

I saw there were 8!

That’s 8 dogs for walking,

My greatest of fears,

That’s 32 dog legs,

And 16 dog ears!!!

Yes 2 times my 4 dogs,

Was equal to 8,

Now things weren’t really,

So doggy dog great…

That’s 2 times 4 doggies,

That’s 2 times a 4,

It gave me 8 doggies,

I hope there’s no more!

CHORUS

I really felt 8 dogs,

Were more than enough,

But the very next morning,

I heard 16 ruff-ruffs!

He’d doubled again,

The very same way,

I had 8 brand new doggies,

That wanted to play!

That’s 64 paws,

And 16 long tails,

And 32 eyes,

And lots of toe nails!!! (256)

That’s 2 times x 8 doggies,

That’s 2 times an 8,

2 x 8 doggies,

That’s too many! Wait!!

CHORUS

Having so many dogs,

Was an awesome fun, ride,

And don’t get me wrong,

I love dogs by my side,

But 16 fun dogs,

Was too many, I cried,

So I taught Multiplication,

How to divide!

I was left with just one dog,

Multiplication,

And went back to enjoying,

My Winter vacation!