This chart is helpful for students who are beginning to multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers. The boxes remind students that they can only put one number in each box. There are small boxes above the tens place to write the numbers they carry over from the ones place. The small box to the right of the ones place on the second number reminds students that after they multiply the top two numbers they will cross the ones place out, change it to a zero, and then bring the zero down. My daughter in 3rd grade loves this template. She is already learning how to multiply double digit numbers using the template.