Multiplication Strategies Progression

Math Concept:


Grade Level:

4th Grade, 5th Grade

Math Workshop Rotation:

Lesson Launch


Video, Blog Post

Resource Type:

Instructional Strategy, Flipped Classroom


Why can’t we just do multiplication like we’ve always done? While it may seem like silly extra steps, beginning with the partial products with an area model to solve a multiplication problem actually builds place value understanding which sets the stage for more advanced concepts like algebra and polynomials!

Partial Products with Area Model

Partial Products

Connection to Traditional