I would say I wrote this while I was drunk. But I don't drink. But I keep it here so maybe one day, I can figure out what I was thinking...
So what does 2 x 3 mean?
2 units + 2 unit + 2 units
3 units + 3 units.
So 6 units.
On a number line 2 x 3 means start at 0 and go to the right (+) by 2 three times.
What does -2 x 3 mean?
a hole of 2 units + a hole of 2 units + a hole of 2 units
or a hole of 6 units
On a number line -2 x 3 means Start at 0 and go to the left (-) by 2 three times.
Or start at 0 and move by 3 units two times in the negative direction
-2 x -3
So in words, how can this be described? eg: with the holes analogy.