Yes, what it means is that you add 1/4 teaspoons 3 times (multiplication is repeated addition). So if you were to add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar to your coffee 3 times you would end up having added 3/4 teaspoon of sugar to your coffee.

Although it may seem like a 5th grade concept it can become rather complicated if you spend time thinking about what is changing in your quantities. I'm working on my PhD in teaching mathematics and this is actually part of a quantitative analysis class that I have to take.

Although it may seem like a 5th grade concept it can become rather complicated if you spend time thinking about what is changing in your quantities. I'm working on my PhD in teaching mathematics and this is actually part of a quantitative analysis class that I have to take.