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Videos, examples, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 4 students learn to multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Common Core: 4.NBT.5

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can multiply a multi-digit number by a one-digit number.
  • I can demonstrate multiplication of two two-digit numbers using rectangular arrays, place value, and the area model.
Multiplication by a 1-digit Number using the place value model

Multiplication using the Area Model (4.NBT.5)
How can I use an area model to multiply?
1. Write the multi-digit factor in expanded form.
2. Draw a rectangular model.
3. Label the area model with its factors. (Use the addition symbol to divide the rectangle into separate areas).
4. Multiply the factors for each area.
5. Add the products from all the areas. 4.NBT.B.5 Multiplication- Standard Algorithm vs. Array Method
The standard algorithm is how multiplication has been traditionally taught. The array method is how multiplication is often taught for Common Core. Multiplication of a 2-digit Number by a 2-digit Number 4 nbt b 5
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