Multiplication can be expressed as pictures. I have given a digit number to 10 animals and 10 places. By colouring the places with colours 0 to 9 from the colour article, 2 imagined animals in a coloured place represent a multiplication.
6 x 8 = 48; animal 6 beside animal 8 (both sitting on a coloured place) are a way to represent "What is 6 x 8?"; and
The Colour of the place and the place are two digits of information: the colour needs to be colour 4 and the place needs to be place 8: making 48.
I could even colour the animals to represent the result of adding the two animal digits together.
Here are the animals:
Here are the places.
Refer to the colours article to see what colour 0 to 9 are.
Note: 05 x 07 is like 07 x 05. So I prefer the 05 x 07 where the left number is lower than the right number.