4th Grade 1 Digit by 3 Digit Multiplication | 4.NBT.5

The Lifetime Learner
Grade Levels
4th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip
Share this resource
The Lifetime Learner
Also included in
  1. This 4th grade math bundle includes EVERYTHING you need to teach every fourth grade math standard for the WHOLE YEAR! There are 4th-grade math worksheets, math games, math activities, and mini-lessons for every fourth grade math standard. There are over 6,000 total pages included in this bundle that
    Price $148.00Original Price $296.00Save $148.00


This 4th grade 1 digit by 3 digit multiplication unit includes EVERYTHING you need to teach your class about multi-digit multiplication! This is the perfect supplement for any 4th grade math classroom and has tons of multiplication practice provided for you. This resource includes over 200+ pages of mini lessons, worksheets, games, and activities!

Click here to save 50% when you buy the bundle of 4th Grade Math Units for the entire school year.

This aligns with 4.NBT.5. The unit was designed for fourth graders, but would work great as a review for fifth graders or enrichment as third graders as well.


  • 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication practice
  • practice with the area model, partial products, and algorithm
  • worksheets, games, and activities to practice the skill



This math unit also includes a mini-lesson or interactive notebook page with photos showing you how to help students glue the notes into their notebooks. This gives students something to reference when they get stuck or need help while doing homework at home. Students practice with the area model, finding partial products to find an answer, and the algorithm in the 3 included mini lessons.


Students practice 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication word problems, solve 3 digit by 1 digit equations, use the area model, the algorithm, partial products, complete error analysis questions, and more in the ten worksheets provided.


This is a sorting activity where students put a smile or a frown emoji on top of each task card. If the answer is correct, a happy smile is put on top of it. If the wrong answer was found, the students put a frown on top of the task card. All task cards focus on 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication.


There are 24 emoji themed task cards included. Students will love the theme and you can use these as a SCOOT activity, task cards to play with a game, or hide them around the room for a scavenger hunt. A recording sheet and answer key are included.


This game is always a classroom favorite! The first player pulls out a card. If it has a multiplication equation on it, they solve the card. Their answer is checked and they get to keep the card if they are correct. Play continues. Eventually, a student will pull out a card that does not have a multiplication equation on it but a crocodile! If they pull out a crocodile, they need to put all of their cards back in the middle. There are several crocodiles in the card deck. The student with the most multiplication cards at the end wins.


Students match up each coffee cup with the correct cell phone. Each coffee cup has an answer on it and each cell phone has an equation. This is a great partner activity for centers.


Each player gets a background to build their treasure map on. Playing cards and pieces go in the middle. Each time you get an answer correct, you earn a piece for your treasure map. Chance cards are provided to spice up gameplay. You never know who’s going to win with these included! The first person to finish getting 10 items in their treasure map wins! All task cards focus on 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication.


I call this game "Bucket Filler!". Set up the task cards all around the room for students. Print enough of each task card for every student. Give each student a recording sheet. Let students wander the room and solve each task card. When they solve a card, they bring it to the teacher to be checked. If it's correct, they get to drop the task card in a bucket. At the end of gameplay, the teacher draws names out of the bucket. Those students earn a small prize as a reward (an eraser, a pencil, etc).


This game is called "Line Them Up!". In the game, students race to see which team can line their cards up in the correct order first. Here are the steps to play. Mix up each set of cards well. Give a set of cards to each team. Start the race. Students find the START card first. They put this down. Once the start card is found, students find the answer to the equation. They continue to “Line Them Up” until they reach the FINISH card. The first team done wins!

It's perfect for students in fourth grade or need remediation in fifth grade with multi-digit multiplication. There is a color and black and white version of each game and activity included.

All games come in color and black and white versions.

Check out the preview to see this resource up close and in action!


Aligns with Common Core 4.NBT.5:

  • 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.

Aligns with TEKS 4.4C, 4.4D:

  • represent the product of 2 two-digit numbers using arrays, area models, or equations, including perfect squares through 15 by 15;
  • use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply up to a four-digit number by a one-digit number and to multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties

This aligns with Florida BEST Standards (B.E.S.T.)

  • MA.4.NSO.2.2 Multiply two whole numbers, up to three digits by up to two digits, with procedural reliability.


More 4th Grade Math Units:


1 Digit by 3 Digit Multiplication Task Cards

Space Classroom Transformation Multiplication Equations


Other Information:

Follow me and be notified when new products are uploaded. New products are always 50% off for the first 24 hours they are posted.

Thank you so much,

The Lifetime Learner

Copyright information:

Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license at a discount!


Email me at lindsaythelifetimelearner@gmail.com

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
Report this resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


Questions & Answers


Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up