The Multiples are a series of dishes that promote numeracy—the ability to understand and work with numbers—through exposure and social learning. Each plate, bowl or cup includes a selection from a diverse cast of animal characters as well as number sets. The sets are separated into three levels: early years, middle years and later years. This tiered system allows children to be exposed to new sets of numbers as they advance with age and progress their skills. When combined, all of the pieces cover multiplication tables from 1 to 12.