Multiplication Strategies Progression

Math Concept:

Multiplication

Grade Level:

4th Grade, 5th Grade

Math Workshop Rotation:

Lesson Launch

Format:

Video, Blog Post

Resource Type:

Instructional Strategy, Flipped Classroom

Description:

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